September 4, 2012

Local food systems and greenhouse gases

I deeply apologize for the lack of updates on this blog, but you will (hopefully!) be pleased to know that I am now a PhD Candidate in Biology and Society and I am soon headed to India for some preliminary research!

In the meantime, I recently had a publication through Michigan State University Extension on local food systems and greenhouse gas emissions. Here's the link to the pdf. What's the connection, you ask? Well, read it to find out! It's aimed at consumers, so it will explain some of the basics behind each concept, and what are some of the main contributions of food and agriculture to greenhouse gas emissions. While some of the specifics are aimed at Michigan consumers, I hope that it applies to a broad audience to help understand the connections between food and the environment.


  1. This is an interesting article that I have kept in mind for a while now:

    I haven't really verified the results, but I thought it would make for an interesting contribution to the conversation.

    1. Very interesting, thanks, Ryan! There certainly seems to be a lot of mixed results about the "sustainability" of local foods (for example, the "food miles" contribute only a small amount of the total greenhouse gas emissions). I can shoot a few papers your way if you're interested.


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