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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.


ASU researchers win grant to explore how snowpack changes impact water rights, policy

ASU researchers win grant to explore how snowpack changes impact water rights, policy

Mountain snowpack is melting earlier, leaving water regulators searching for new approaches and farmers concerned about the risk to their crops. To help stakeholders find solutions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday awarded $4.9 million to an interdisciplinary team of researchers from five institutions in three states, including Arizona State University. Mountain snowpack and rainfall...

Reforms to US recreational fishing management could generate up to $1 billion in benefits

Reforms to US recreational fishing management could generate up to $1 billion in benefits

Recreational fishing is a culturally and economically important practice around the world. In the United States alone, more than 9.5 million anglers take 63 million fishing trips per year, providing food, leisure and connection to nature while creating opportunities for employment in coastal communities. These leisure trips also contribute to costly overfishing. Worldwide reforms to fishery...

Former USDA deputy secretary named executive director of Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Former USDA deputy secretary named executive director of Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Kathleen Merrigan is the first executive director of ASU's Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems. Merrigan’s expertise and leadership will strengthen ASU’s global impact on research, policy and education in food systems.