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Food systems include all the processes and infrastructure involved in feeding a population from growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, and transportation to marketing, consumption, and disposal of food and food-related items. These systems are influenced by culture, economics, politics, and the environment. ASU researchers are studying the sensitivity of food systems to global change.

EASM-3: Collaborative Research: Physics-based Predictive Modeling for Integrated Agricultural and Urban Applications

A collaborative and interdisciplinary team from Arizona State University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research jointly develops integrated agricultural and urban models necessary to examine hydroclimatic impacts and economic and social benefits/tradeoffs associated with agricultural and urban land use/cover changes accompanying localization of food production within cities.

Alex Mahalov

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