Rebuilding a new, better, stronger, equitable food system
USDA is looking to help rebuild a better food system for the U.S.
Deputy Undersecretary, Mae Wu, says that there is no guarantee what the next disruption to the food system will be. However, USDA says it will be prepared.
“Our food system broke down and we are in the process of rebuilding it but we don’t want to rebuild it to the old system that we had,” she states. “This is our chance to rebuild it into something new and better and stronger and healthier and more equitable.”
She notes that the next disruption could be another pandemic or something driven by climate change, and that is what the department is trying to prepare for.