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Food Systems Council (FSC)


A grassroots network focused on educating the public, coordinating nonprofit efforts, and influencing government, commercial, and institutional practices and policies on food systems. They help the community to explore its own food system, assess what is possible, and build programs for change. FSCs differ from food policy councils by the nature of their grassroots coallition makeup and that they do not act as official advisory bodies to governments.

Example of Food Systems Council (FSC):

The food system council missions are to prioritize economic, individual, and social vitality in the local food sector. Their efforts are supported by consumers and producers of food.
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