This quarter, leading figures in the food production system discussed the most difficult challenges facing the industry — from weather patterns to supply chains. The United Nations Food Systems Summit served as a focal point, but is just the beginning of many conversations. Highlights from this report include:

  • Drought across the western United States stymied crops and forced farmers to reconsider water management.
  • Commentaries on protein production contrasted meat industry consolidation with alternative protein startup expansion.
  • Corporate, national and global policies juggled food security, climate change and the pandemic.
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