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Glossary of Terms

During the research, we discovered that there was no "single source" for food related terminology. Subsequently, a glossary of terms was compiled. The food system is interdisciplinary and as such borrows terminology from many fields. As food studies emerge, new terms are being created and being defined. The perspective of the user also influences the definitions.

The glossary includes a broad set of terms related to agriculture, food production, distribution, alternative business, finance and social science traditions. This list is a beginning point and expansion by others is welcome. We hope that others find this list of definitions useful.

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