Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Center Document Food, Fuel, and Freeways: An Iowa perspective on how far food travels, fuel usage, and greenhouse gas emissions

June 2001

Rich Pirog, Leopold Center, Timothy Van Pelt, ISU Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, Kamyar Enshayan, University of Northern Iowa, and Ellen Cook, Leopold Center

This paper looks at possible advantages and environmental benefits of a regional and local food system compared to a conventional food system.

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