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UBC Food System research proposal Calabrese, Adriana; Fong, Grace; Isac, Gretsi; Smith, Keri; Marshall, Paris; Wong, Pauline; O, Ruby


It is paramount for a food system to be sustainable: meet the demand of the present but not compromising the resources for future generations. Food security is a core part of a sustainable food system and should be used as an indicator to evaluate the current state of the UBC Food system. As a working team of AGSC 450, our role is to design a model to assess the sustainable state of the UBC food system, emphasizing on the lack of “food security” existing and how we achieve it through analysis of various components of the land, food, and community. We have chosen two indicators to be measured for each social, ecological, and economical perspective in the evaluation of the sustainability of the UBC food system. As such, these indicators will help to guide future AGSC students in assessing the state of sustainability of our food system and help make recommendations to strive for our proposed goal. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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