Food distribution system
The food distribution system consists of a chain of transportation (such as trucks, ships, railroad, and airplanes), warehousing (such as Amazon.com and Costco), and retail facilities (such as Walmart and grocery stores) which move food from the food production system to consumers.
Some examples of threats to the food distribution system include:
- Just in Time distribution system
- Trucker strike
- Labor union strike
- Prices of a barrel of crude oil and hence the price of gasoline and diesel
- Man-made disasters such as war and terrorism
- Natural disasters such as storms, tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.
- Christopher Steiner, 20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better, https://www.amazon.com/20-Per-Gallon-Inevitable-Gasoline/dp/B0046LUJCS Accessed December 15, 2014