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Resources

Our goal is to be a resource to a wide range of audiences impacted by and intersecting with food systems and food policy. In this section of our site, you will find reports, articles, info graphics, and commentary--both from our center and the many other institutions and organizations working in food policy. Sharing insight is a core ethos of our center because we believe that only by working together can we achieve an equitable and sustainable global food systems that advanced human health while protecting the planet.

Recent Reports

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Is it more convenient to waste? Trade-offs between grocery shopping and waste behaviors

Ellison, B., Fan, L., & Wilson, N. L. W. (2022). Is it more convenient to waste? trade-offs between grocery shopping and waste behaviors. Agricultural Economics, 00, 1– 15. https://doi.org/10.1111/agec.12720

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Opportunities for the Committee on World Food Security – Post Food Systems Summit 2021

This paper is a think-piece on the role of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in supporting outcomes associated with the Food Systems Summit…

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Survey Analysis: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Hunger Relief Organizations (August-November 2020)

This study is a detailed and nuanced story about COVID-19’s impact on food insecurity in the U.S. through the experiences of private, charitable non-profit organizations.…

Recent Papers & Commentary

Recent Explainers & Infographics

Food Waste Reduction Strategies Americans Support

What Food Waste Reductions Strategies do Americans Think Could Actually Work?

How can the U.S. achieve a 50% reduction in household food waste by 2030? In 2017, Penn State, Purdue, and Duke University asked 1,271 people…

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Webinar: White Narratives in the Food System

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The webinar focused on how white dominant cultural narratives play out in food insecurity and food…

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How Faith Traditions Influence our Connection to Food & Agriculture

These videos were captured as part of a Food & Faith convening held in 2018. Scholars and faith practitioners from different faiths were invited to…

Rooted in Relationship: Power & Privilege in Food Systems Conference

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The webinar focused on how white dominant cultural narratives play out in food insecurity and food access in the United States? The webinar framed ways in which whiteness impacts the food system, based in an historical context of structural racism. We also presented examples of how whiteness fuels power, decision-making, and investment in food systems.

Examining Whiteness in Food Systems Webinar

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This event explored how we can move from charitable interventions to a justice-based approach to food systems reform and community development. The Rooted in Relationship event focused on how to shift power and work in support of (not on behalf of) community-rooted organizations working on the health and economic viability of historically marginalized communities. This conference was held on April 21, 2022 at Duke University.