A guest commentary by Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security colleagues Mary Hendrickson and Bill McKelvey was recently featured in the Kansas City Star. It appeared in conjunction with a November 9, 2017 American Public Square discussion titled Bad Choices. No Choices. Food Insecurity, held on the University of Missouri Kansas City campus. In the commentary, Hendrickson and McKelvey discuss paradoxes of the U.S. food system and offer a few strategies to make it more equitable.