Capacity for Meeting Food Needs with Local and Regional Food Production: Tales from the Northeast U.S.

Oct 10, 2013, 12:30pm - 1:30pm


“Capacity for meeting food needs with local and regional production: Tales from the Northeast U.S.”

Dr. Christian Peters, Tufts University

Thursday, October 10, 12:30-1:30, 130 (LEC) Page Hall

Co-Presented by the Agroecosystems Management Program and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs

What is the place of local and regional foods in the United States? Despite growing public interest in the subject, the academic community has yet to provide a consensus opinion on the matter. In hopes of shedding some light on the subject, this talk will address the biological capacity for a state or region to supply its own food, using research on the Northeast U.S. In addition, this talk will address the value of computer models as tools for understanding systems and how to avoid misinterpreting their output. !e talk will conclude with a summary of future directions for this area of work.