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A New England Food Vision


A New England Food Vision proposes changes in food production, distribution, and consumption reaching from the most rural areas to the densest cities—across the entire food system.

The New England Food Vision Writing Team has been working since 2011 to produce a bold vision that calls for our region to build the capacity to produce at least 50% of clean, fair, accessible and just food for New Englanders by 2060. The Vision includes a set of guiding assumptions and calculations that sketch a future in which diverse local and state food systems are supported by and in turn support a regional sustainable food system. The roles of the writing team include production of a New England Food Vision document, including input from regional stakeholders at the annual New England Food Summits, discussions at various meetings, presentations, and via an online survey.

Members of the writing team:

  • Molly Anderson, College of the Atlantic
  • Amanda Beal, Sustainable Food Systems Research and Policy Consultant
  • Joanne Burke, UNH Sustainability Institute, UNH College of Life Sciences & Agriculture
  • Brian Donahue, Brandeis University
  • Tom Kelly, University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute
  • Mark Lapping, USM Muskie School
  • Russell Libby
  • Hannah Ramer, Brandeis University

Suggested Citation: Donahue, B., Burke, J., Anderson, M., Beal, A., Kelly, T., Lapping, M., . . . Berlin, L. (2014).A New England Food Vision: Healthy food for all, sustainable farming and fishing, thriving communities.  Durham, NH: Food Solutions New England.


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August 1, 2014