The term “food web” is used to refer to the feeding connections (what consumes what) within an ecological system, such as a stream, or a forest, or any other level of system you want to look at. For our purposes, we are looking a the food system of present day people in the pacific northwest, that’s US!
The North Coast Food Web includes what we eat, where it comes from, who grows it, how we grow it, transport it, process it, package it, distribute it, sell it, gain access to it ( buying, trading, SNAP, growing, wild harvesting, hunting fishing…), prepare it, eat it, and live through it. A community in which the food web is helathy and sustainable has a better chance of being a food secure community. Which begs the question…
“Community food security is a condition in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice”.
-Mike Hamm and Anne Bellows