What is food resilience?

There are a lot of ways to think about food resilience, and authors from across North America wrote about their experiences, research and vision in a collection of 27 papers, available for download at http://www.foodresilience.org/ 

Tip: There is at least one paper that talks about food resilience in the Driftless region.

These papers are published in the Journal of Environmental Sciences and Studies as a symposium, Part 1 (13 articles) was published in September. Part 2 of the Symposium on American Food Resilience (14 articles) has now been published in the December issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. The www.foodresilience.org website provides a complete list of abstracts for Symposium articles – and free downloads of final manuscripts for all the articles. The entire collection is exciting in the diversity of its coverage, as writers on various aspects of the food system draw upon a broad array of perspectives to throw light on a single high-stakes theme – the security of our food supply.


The papers form the basis for a workshop at the up-coming National Council for Science and the Environment conference (http://foodenergywaternexus.org/)

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This is a 3-hour workshop (http://foodenergywaternexus.org/wc-23-strengthening-american-food-system-resilience/). The workshop, which is on the last day of the conference (Thursday afternoon January 21), will review key concepts and for improving food resilience and how participants are translating these ideas into action. The “Food-Energy-Water Nexus” theme of the entire conference will be valuable for anyone who works with the food system.