Economic Research Report No. (ERR-273) 33 pp

May 2020

Resource Requirements of Food Demand in the United States

This study looks at empirical evidence of resource use linked to American food demand and develops a framework for research to find sustainable pathways to producing an adequate, healthful future food supply.

Errata: On September 15, 2020, Resource Requirements of Food Demand in the United States was revised to correctly identify the units for greenhouse gasses as metric tons throughout the report.

See related Amber Waves article: A Shift to Healthier Diets Likely To Affect Use of Natural Resources.

Keywords: Blue Water, Diet, Economic Models, Farmland, Food Demand, Forecast, Forest Products, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, Natural Resources, Process Models, Sustainability

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Last updated: Thursday, May 07, 2020

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