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.

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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