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Food Supply Chain Map beta launch

Posted on: 6/11/2020 2:47 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Resources ]

Professor Megan Konar in Civil and Environmental Engineering partnered with the MSTE Office to visualize the flow of food between counties in the United States. She and a team of other researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois and Kansas State University have developed a Food Flow Model to estimate food flows between all county pairs in the United States.

In order to help the researchers communicate their findings to the public, MSTE has developed a Food Supply Chain Map to visualize the flows of food among counties. This beta version of the map allows you to select a county and easily see all the other US counties that trade food with the selected county. Learn more about the terminology and data used in the map.

For more information on their model, see:
- Food flows between counties in the United States: a paper published last year describing the research group's process and findings
- We mapped how food gets from farms to your home: an article in which Professor Konar describes some of the interesting findings from her research


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