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Food Systems Transformation Initiative

Food Systems Transformation Initiative

Food Systems Transformation Initiative

Optimizing the resilience of food systems and personal health outcomes through innovative technological, cultural, and behavioral efficiencies from food production through consumption.

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Agriculture in Arizona faces a warmer future

Agriculture in Arizona faces a warmer future

Arizona's agricultural production is headed for a decline, say two ASU sustainability scientists who found – after studying the food-energy-water nexus that governs agriculture in the state – that its yields could drop more than 12 percent per 1 degree Celsius.

Seeds of opportunity: Are veterans the future of farming?

Seeds of opportunity: Are veterans the future of farming?

A shrinking farming population can be addressed by veterans seeking peaceful employment, asserts "Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields" – a film that fueled a great panel discussion at a recent event hosted by ASU's Food Systems Transformation Initiative.

Dinner 2040 provides a taste of the future

Dinner 2040 provides a taste of the future

While enjoying equitably-produced dishes at Maya's Farm in Phoenix, diners at Dinner 2040 – a charette-style event planned by sustainability scientist Joan McGregor – used their diverse backgrounds to discuss key food values and how to better implement them.