Friday, May 23, 2014

Connectivity and Food Safety

The concept of “connectivity” and taking a whole systems approach to matters concerning food safety. 

In the following study of water usage conducted by the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply (CRWFS), the concept of taking a whole systems approach to tackle an issue is examined. CAFF's policy director, Dave Runsten, is a member of CRWFS and brings the connectivity approach in to all of CAFF's policy work. Connectivity is a concept that can be applied when many parts of a system need to work together to overcome a roadblock. Matters of food safety concern the government, consumers, and food producers and must be dealt with efficiently and effectively. As seen with the latest Food Safety Modernization Act, there is a great need for food safety regulations that protect both the consumer and the farmer. Moving forward, it is important for us to look at food safety issues holistically.

Read more about this study and the concepts of “connectivity” and “connected benefits” here.