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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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Finding fulfillment through food choices

Finding fulfillment through food choices

In studying the long-term effects of our diets on fulfillment, Food Systems Transformation Initiative Director Christopher Wharton expects to find a correlation between happiness and plant-based eating due to its health, environmental and other sustainability benefits.

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.