The Global Food System

I just stumbled upon this infographic illustrating the global food system and all I can say is wow.

As in, wow it's complex.

Wow, it's convoluted.

Wow, this certainly makes the case for supporting local food systems.

Wouldn't you much rather have a diagram that looks like this: Farmer - Farmer's Maket - Consumer? Or even: Farmer - Consumer? Or even: Backyard - Consumer?

That would look at a whole lot lovelier to me.

See the Global Food Sysem in detail here.


  1. The fact that I can't understand this thing says enough.

  2. Anonymous21.2.13

    Hi- this is a great visual of the food system. Can you tell me what the original site was or who the creator was? The link won't let me access the blog. Thanks!