In the 2018 SLCgreen (Salt Lake City Sustainability Department) report, the mayor's office specifically called for the development of a food hub. After talking with Rep. Steve Handy, students discovered that a request had been denied by the Natural Resource Committee due to an overall lack of information about the concept. The students addressed holes in data by creating "one sheets" that provide simple, yet informative handouts that can be quickly understood to ensure that in the next legislative session a food hub will successfully be funded.
Understanding food hubs - view pdf.
Food security is a complex web of interconnecting parts. The FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) defined food security:
"Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs... for an active and healthy life."
Each of these facets – access to food, safe food, and nutritious food – can be impacted by global climate change. In the literature review style document included below, our team analyzes how climate change can impact Utah’s food security, and how food hubs may be able to alleviate some of the risks.
Food hubs, food security, and climate change - view pdf.
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