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Food, a Global Product: An Enhanced FEW Nexus Approach

Abstract Sustainable food systems have been studied extensively in recent times and the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus framework has been one of the most common frameworks used. The dissertation intends to examine and quantitatively model the food system interaction with the energy system and the water system. Traditional FEW nexus studies have focused on food production alone. While this approach is informative, it is insufficient since food is extensively traded. Various food miles studies have highlighted the extensive virtual energy and virtual water footprint of food. This highlights the need for transport, and storage needs to be considered as part of the FEW framework. The Life cycle assessment (LCA) framework is the best available option to e... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Natarajan, Mukunth (Author) / Chester, Mikhail (Advisor) / Lobo, Jose (Committee member) / Ruddell, Benjamin (Committee member) / Fraser, Andrew (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 164 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Sustainability 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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