“The availability, access, and utilization of food and fiber must be achieved with greater efficiencies and less impact on the environment. It must also be achieved with methods that support long-term productive capacity in a supportive policy environment. In short, there must be an integration of disciplinary strengths to unravel the complexity of interactions in the food system. This transdisciplinary approach to problem solving requires the involvement of a range of expertise including the biophysical, medical, information technology, social sciences, and engineering. This approach … is critical …” APLU Challenge of Change, 2017