The Maryland Food System Map Project looks at the local food system geographically. Our goal is to spur improvements in the food system by helping people overcome obstacles and uncover new opportunities.
Our project is based at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which is why our focus is on making the food system – how food is grown, processed, sold and consumed – contribute to good health. The current system contributes to diet-related disease, harmful environmental exposures, and unfair labor practices. By looking at the many different parts of the food system through a geographical lens, we can discover new ways to avoid these impacts and improve public health.
Use the interactive online map to create your own customized state, county, city or neighborhood maps with the food system information of interest to you. Or, download the pre-prepared analyses and data sets we’ve conducted as well as data sets for your own research and analysis.
We welcome your ideas for additional data at email@example.com.