The Foodicons

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Foodicons is a large collection of icons for the food system. It represents the start ofa global, visual language for food that is free to all to use. The global pandemic has highlighted the need for global coordination on food security, equity, and transparency and yet food systems don’t effectively communicate with one another. These icons (700+ and counting) were the result of several global design challenges held throughout 2021 and was unveiled at the World Food Forum that year. Foodicons offers a giant step towards cooperation between farmers, food producers, retailers, and consumers as the world comes together to strengthen the food system.

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How it works

Foodicons is a not-for-profit collective action with the stated goal to open source a collection of visual icons that map to more than 700 terms that explain our food system. Thse icons are available in the Library of this website as well as on The Noun Project as a free Public Domain resource.
All designers of Foodicons own their own work but have agreed to a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide right of usage to Foodicons.org. Those who download the icons are able to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, publish, and otherwise use in any way, in any media for educational, promotional, and/or any other purposes (including commercial uses), under the Creative Commons 4.0 BY license, without having to seek permission from, and without consideration or notification to any participant or any third party. However, the designers of each icon reserve merchandising rights. This means that merchandise that use these icon as designs (as opposed to describing some other product), must be negotiated with the icons’ designers. For example, t-shirts, hats, clothing, and other merchandise thatonly feature an icon, itself, cannot be sold without permission from the designers.

Because systems change starts with shared understandings and communication, these icons are intended to provide farmers, ranchers, restaurateurs, supply chain managers, consumers and everyone throughout the food system with an effective way to communicate in a way that transcends language and geographic differences. Our goal is not only to provide people with greater food literacy, but also make the food system more transparent.

Because systems change starts with shared understandings and communication, these icons are intended to provide farmers, ranchers, restaurateurs, supply chain managers, consumers and everyone throughout the food system with an effective way to communicate in a way that transcends language and geographic differences. Our goal is not only to provide people with greater food literacy, but also make the food system more transparent.

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Are you a designer interested in contributing? Please contact us.

All designers of Foodicons own their own work but have agreed to a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide right of usage to Foodicons.org. Those who download the icons are able to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, publish, and otherwise use in any way, in any media for educational, promotional, and/or any other purposes (including commercial uses), under the Creative Commons 4.0 BY license, without having to seek permission from, and without consideration or notification to any participant or any third party. However, the designers of each icon reserve merchandising rights. This means that merchandise that use these icon as designs (as opposed to describing some other product), must be negotiated with the icons’ designers. For example, t-shirts, hats, clothing, and other merchandise that only feature an icon, itself, cannot be sold without permission from the designers.

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