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Ashton's Research Connects the Dots Between Food Choices, Income, and the Environment

Weslynne AshtonCould policies that make healthier food accessible to lower-income Americans also help reduce the environmental impacts of food production, such as the use of land and water resources and greenhouse gas emissions?

A research paper co-authored by Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability Weslynne Ashton and published in Environmental Engineering Science provides new data and insights into the connections between food-consumption patterns and the environment.

“We were interested in understanding how those two dynamics interact, that is, how the food choices of different demographic groups have different environmental impacts, and how policies could guide different groups toward mitigating the climate implications of their food choices,” says Ashton.

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