Food Strategy and Policy: Working Toward a Healthier, Hunger-free World
Food and nutrition problems are often entangled in a complex web involving public health, food distribution, safe-food trade policies, and food industry regulations. The Food Innovation Center is identifying and assembling a network of researchers across academic disciplines to tackle local, state, national, and global food concerns.
Efforts and Impact
Urban Food Systems
Grewal’s team has received national attention for their investigation of the value of urban agriculture to bolster the health, well-being, and economic viability of a Cleveland, Ohio neighborhood. Findings from the team’s study supported the idea that that post-industrial cities can meet substantially more of their food needs locally by producing food on rooftops and in currently vacant lots. Furthermore, FIC funded an additional team led by Grewal to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to examine if localization of urban food supplies outweighs the costs and benefits of global (non-local) food supplies. This study will attempt to answer questions about whether urbanizing food systems make economic sense due to economies of scale created by large scale farming systems.
Building Local Food Economies on Agriculture
Local Food Security and Health
The Business and Economics of Food
Also in this section
- Food for Health: Improving Human Health Through Food
- Food Safety: Providing Safe Food
- Food Strategy and Policy: Working Toward a Healthier, Hunger-free World
- Food for Billions
- Food Mapping
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