A Shift to Healthier Diets Likely To Affect Use of Natural Resources
Patrick Canning and
Rosanna Mentzer Morrison
Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2020, vol. May 2020
An ERS study found mixed impacts on five natural resources if, in 2007, all Americans had adopted a diet in keeping with Federal recommendations. The U.S. food system’s use of agricultural land, fossil fuels, and forest products would have fallen, freshwater withdrawals would have increased, and greenhouse gas emissions would have remained essentially unchanged.
Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Resource/Energy Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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