Why we need a holistic approach to improve our complex food system

Our current food systems are incredibly complex, and are experiencing multiple failures across many measures of human and planetary well-being. An estimated 815 million people remain undernourished, while overconsumption of the wrong calories is simultaneously driving rises obesity and noncommunicable diseases across much of the globe. Agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, as well as deforestation and land degradation. (Photo credit: Mitchell Maher/IFPRI)