Was there a “pivot” to local food systems during the COVID-19 food supply chain crisis?

Figure 1: Google Trends Local Food Related Searches between December 4, 2016 and December 1, 2021. (A) Local. (B) Local food. (C) Local restaurant. (D) Local farm. (E) Community supported agriculture. (F) Food bank and food pantry.

Environmental Studies and Science Professor E. Melanie DuPuis, PhD, co-authored an article titled “Food Supply Chain Shocks and the Pivot Toward Local: Lessons from the Global Pandemic” in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, exploring the ways in which local food systems responded to the supply chain shocks of the pandemic.

Read the full paper here.

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