Transportation efficiency of local vs. conventional food compared

Defining cities' travel distance thresholds could help policy-makers plan land use and infrastructure projects.

Two researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have found that farmers located closer to city centers seem to have a locational advantage in transportation over their long-distance, conventional food supply chain competitors.

In an article published June 20 in the spring 2016 issue of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems & Community Development, Chuck Grigsby, marketing specialist wi

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