Governing food-system transitions requires innovation in the study of impacts and futures. Current approaches to impact assessment require greater complexity in systems modelling and complementation with alternative mechanisms to overcome limitations in scoping, conceptual assumptions and methodologies.
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I thank A. Matthews for helpful comments on a previous draft of this commentary and the Brussels Institute for Advanced Studies for hosting me while working on this commentary.
J.C. is a member of Dutch Council on Animal Affairs and member of the supervisory board of the Transitiecoalitie Voedsel foundation.
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Candel, J. EU food-system transition requires innovative policy analysis methods. Nat Food 3, 296–298 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-022-00518-7
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