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Ken Meter

Metrics from the Field: Breaking Our Chains

Ken Meter

Abstract


First paragraphs:

With all due respect to my professional colleagues who expertly address supply chains on other pages of this issue, I want to step back to consider whether we might break the "chains" that inhibit our conversation about food.

I am concerned that our laudable goals of providing accurate measurements and establishing new business practices may interfere with our chance to take advantage of this historic opportunity to get the food systems we deserve. The way we frame the discussion may only lead us to replicate the problems we seek to address. This is not an issue of political correctness; it is a matter of obtaining the proper results....


Keywords


Column; Value Chains

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2011.014.008

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