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Local and Regional Food Systems Collection

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A wide variety of students, faculty, and staff at Cornell have or are pursuing studies, research or outreach work related or relevant to local and regional food systems. The nature and context of these activities is complex, including questions around nutrition, economics, community development, sustainable agriculture, environmental protection, and food security. Interest in this area comes from a number of different departments, including Applied Economics and Management, Biological and Environmental Engineering, City and Regional Planning, Crop and Soil Sciences, Developmental Sociology, Horticulture, Human Ecology, Natural Resources, and Nutrition, as well as Cornell Cooperative Extension. The current breadth of these activities can be seen by searching "food systems" in VIVO.

Many of the materials produced by individuals and projects related to food systems are either unpublished or scattered across the web in forms such as white papers, journal articles, conference proceedings, extension publications and fact sheets. The focus of these writings may relate directly to local food systems, or to the history, conditions and larger forces affecting them (e.g. globalization, industrialization, and commodification of food). This collection is an attempt to pull these materials together in one place to assist researchers interested in this topic.

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