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Food Systems- Extended Interviews

Food production, transportation, packaging and markets have become one giant global system that is constantly changing and evolving. Four experts in the field describe the forces in play in the global food system.
  • Title ID 149-FFX
  • Science, Agriculture, Biology
  • 4 Programs
  • 5 Supplemental Files
  • 10th Grade through Post Secondary
  • Published by Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Included Programs
Supplemental Files

Included Programs

James Anderson, Ph.DRunning time is 22 minutes

Dr. Anderson begins with a basic description of food systems and talks about of feedback loops are a major part of how they work. This is followed by an explanation of how science is playing a greater role in understanding food systems and how to make them more sustainable. He then discusses the difficulty in managing food systems. Then using his big board he gives two major examples of global fish food systems and concludes with a brief statement about the future of food system theory

Gary BurniskeRunning time is 35 minutes

Gary Burniske begins with an overview of basic agricultural conservation principles. This is followed by analysis of the scientific basis of agricultural sustainability. Burniske concludes with a discussion of the newly emerging field of global food security.

Tom Tomich, Ph.DRunning time is 26 minutes

"Dr Tom Tomich provides a comprehensive overview of the new science of food systems. He begins with a definition of what food systems are and then discusses the causal drivers that make the system dynamic. He then draws our attention to the fact that food systems can only be understood through systems theory. He concludes with how critical it is to manage food systems is a part of the global economy."

Bruce Welt, Ph.DRunning time is 19 minutes

Food packaging, processing and preservation are a big part of the food systems especially with regard to food security. Dr. Welt begins with a history food preservation. He moves on to talk about the goals of food processing. He then takes up packaging design and the evolution of materials used in packaging. He then summarizes what drives packaging innovation. This is followed by a number of examples of packaging innovation. Dr. Welt concludes his take on the future of packaging.

Supplemental Files

MARC Records for FFX
MARC records for the series Food Systems- Extended Interviews
Transcription for James Anderson, Ph.D
Transcription for Gary Burniske
Transcription for Tom Tomich, Ph.D
Transcription for Bruce Welt, Ph.D