WSU program lands grant tied to food sustainability
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A new Washington State University program has been charged with developing science-based tools to measure the sustainability of food production systems.
"Measure to Manage: Food and Farm Diagnostics for Sustainability and Health," or M2M, recently received a three-year, $240,000 grant from the Clif Bar Family Foundation.
M2M will develop new and refine existing science-based tools to quantify and compare the nutritional quality of food, agricultural and food production safety parameters, as well as agriculture's environmental impact, according to WSU. The tools will be made publicly available, especially to decision makers and their advisers, including food-system professionals, researchers and policymakers, the university said.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/wsu-m2m.