The potential for local croplands to meet US food demand

@inproceedings{Zumkehr2015ThePF,
  title={The potential for local croplands to meet US food demand},
  author={Andrew Lee Zumkehr and J. Elliott Campbell},
  year={2015}
}
Local food systems may facilitate agroecological practices that conserve nutrient, energy, and water resources. However, little is known about the potential for local food systems to scale beyond niche markets and meet a substantial fraction of total food demand. Here we estimate the upper potential for all existing US croplands to meet total US food demand through local food networks. Our spatially explicit approach simulates the years 1850 through 2000 and accounts for a wide range of diets… CONTINUE READING

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