The Resource Local food systems : concepts, impacts, and issues, Steve Martinez [and others], (electronic resource)

Local food systems : concepts, impacts, and issues, Steve Martinez [and others], (electronic resource)

Label
Local food systems : concepts, impacts, and issues
Title
Local food systems
Title remainder
concepts, impacts, and issues
Statement of responsibility
Steve Martinez [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This comprehensive overview of local food systems explores alternative definitions of local food, estimates market size and reach, describes the characteristics of local consumers and producers, and examines early indications of the economic and health impacts of local food systems. There is no consensus on a definition of "local" or "local food systems" in terms of the geographic distance between production and consumption. But defining "local" based on marketing arrangements, such as farmers selling directly to consumers at regional farmers' markets or to schools, is well recognized. Statistics suggest that local food markets account for a small, but growing, share of U.S. agricultural production. For smaller farms, direct marketing to consumers accounts for a higher percentage of their sales than for larger farms. Findings are mixed on the impact of local food systems on local economic development and better nutrition levels among consumers, and sparse literature is so far inconclusive about whether localization reduces energy use or greenhouse gas emissions
Member of
Cataloging source
LGG
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
aHD9005
NAL item number
.L63 2010
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Martinez, Steve
  • United States
Series statement
Economic research report
Series volume
no. 97
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Local foods
  • Farmers' markets
  • Community-supported agriculture
  • Food
Label
Local food systems : concepts, impacts, and issues, Steve Martinez [and others], (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Aug. 18, 2010)
  • "May 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 53-68)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
643010592
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 80 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)99307278
Label
Local food systems : concepts, impacts, and issues, Steve Martinez [and others], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Aug. 18, 2010)
  • "May 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 53-68)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
643010592
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 80 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)99307278

Library Locations

  • St. Louis Mercantile LibraryBorrow it
    1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.710138 -90.311107
  • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
    1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.710138 -90.311107
  • University ArchivesBorrow it
    703 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • Ward E Barnes Education LibraryBorrow it
    8001 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.707079 -90.311355
Processing Feedback ...