To date, there has been minimal data collected and analyzed around food system efficiencies. Without concrete data analysis to establish an understanding of effective and efficient practices throughout the food system, the food industry is unsustainable and the opportunity to improve population health is eradicated.

Cultivating a sustainable local food system will increase wealth throughout the food value chain, decrease environmental impact, build local economies, and increase access to healthy, local food in the most vulnerable communities. Catalyst Group is examining the current food system from production to consumption, finding efficient solutions to support sustainability, economic development and health, testing those solutions in North Carolina, and expanding those outcomes nationally.

Catalyst has begun on a local platform in North Carolina, assisting food system stakeholders in rethinking farming, transportation, processing, distribution and procurement solutions that will increase agricultural profitability, reduce environmental impact, build local economies and improve community health.

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