There is currently a lot of discussion around the role of food systems in better framing agriculture and nutrition within the context of producers, retailers, consumers, and a range of environmental influences. As with many hot topics, the idea is certainly not new. This 25-page article, a collaborative effort between major US universities Harvard and MIT, comes from the mid-1980’s, and takes a look at food system change in relation to massive political change.
Austin, J., Fox, J., Kruger, W. World Development. (January 1985) Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 15-40