Unjust, unhealthy, and unsustainable.
These best describe the country’s food system in the “old normal” according to Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr., Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology, a collegial advisory body under the Department of Science and Technology.
Unjust, because both consumers and farmers have lost control of the food system. Input suppliers dictate the price of inputs, while traders dictate the price of outputs.
As a case in point,