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Analyzing Sustainable, Localized Food Production Systems With a Systematic Optimization Model
Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
  • Guiping Hu, Iowa State University
  • Lizhi Wang, Iowa State University
  • Susan W. Arendt, Iowa State University
  • Randy Boeckenstedt, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2011
DOI
10.1080/19320248.2011.576217
Abstract

Localized food production and sourcing is drawing increasing attention due to environmental and health considerations. In this study, we used population, dietary and geographical information to map potential foodsheds with emphasis on minimizing total geographic distribution. We also developed innovative protocols, metrics and optimization methods to analyze the foodshed localization of geographic areas. We used data from Iowa to analyze and validate the optimization model. This study can also be extended to other regions outside of Iowa.

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition in 2011, available online: http://www.tandf.com/10.1080/19320248.2011.576217].

Copyright Owner
Guiping Hu, et al
Language
en
Date Available
2014-11-17
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Guiping Hu, Lizhi Wang, Susan W. Arendt and Randy Boeckenstedt. "Analyzing Sustainable, Localized Food Production Systems With a Systematic Optimization Model" Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Vol. 6 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 220 - 232
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_arendt/27/