Food Policy & Governance
The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future engages in research, policy analysis and technical assistance to advance food system change in local, tribal, institutional, state, federal and international policy. We build the capacity of partner organizations and food policy councils to advocate for a healthy, equitable, resilient and sustainable food system.
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Stories and Viewpoints
True Cost of Food
An investigation into externalities associated with the current food system, also known as "true cost accounting."
Food System Resilience
Our Food System Resilience Project aims to use research, policy and education to make sure that food systems can provide safe, nutritious, accessible food despite climate change and other threats.
Food Policy Networks
The FPN project aims to build the capacity of local, state, regional, and tribal food systems councils, national organizations, and other groups interested in improving the food system.
Public Support for Food Sustainability
Our 2016 public opinion survey showed that American voters care about food sustainability.
Maryland Supports Poultry Industry Reform
Our 2016 survey of Maryland voters found broad support for reforms to the poultry industry.
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Food Animal Production
Applying a public health lens to the impacts of animal production methods on rural communities, consumers, ecosystems, and animal welfare.
Diet, Health & Planetary Boundaries
Exploring connections between diet, land use, soil health, air and water quality, biodiversity, and human health.
Exploring the causes of food insecurity, inequity and poor access on communities.