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Christopher J. Currey, Ann Marie VanDerZanden, and Joshua J. Mitchell

Food security on a global and local level is becoming increasingly discussed. The ability to meet food security and nutrition goals require food to be available, accessible, and in sufficient quantity and quality to meet the demand of an ever

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Roland Ebel, Esmaeil Fallahi, John L. Griffis Jr., Dilip Nandwani, Donielle Nolan, Ross H. Penhallegon, and Mary Rogers

addition, local production decreases transport and storage time and, therefore, minimizes food safety risks ( Pinstrup-Andersen, 2019 ). Bringing producers and consumers closer together has environmental benefits. Shifting food production to locations with

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Ariana Torres, Petrus Langenhoven, and Bridget K. Behe

attributes such as new types of melons, local foods, and information regarding melons and healthy diet. Last, cluster 2 was the least promelon with low mean scores reflecting attitudes about melons, and spending and consuming the least on melons. This group

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Barbara M. Schmidt

agreement, which may include royalties generated from commercialization of a product. Intellectual property is typically shared between the user and provider of the genetic resource. Production and exports. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization

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ChihCheng T. Chao and Robert R. Krueger

introduced to new production areas in Australia, India/Pakistan, Mexico, southern Africa, South America, and the United States. Dates are a main income source and staple food for local populations in many countries in which they are cultivated, and have

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Filippo Sgroi, Enrica Donia, Mário Franco, and Angelo Marcello Mineo

with the local area, traditional production techniques, respect for the environment, biological production processes, animal welfare, corporate social responsibility, fairness and respect for working conditions, etc.). Indeed, the demand for food

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Samuel E. Wortman, Michael S. Douglass, and Jeffrey D. Kindhart

-specific cultivar evaluations, especially given the sustained growth of local food demand and specialty crop production in new areas of the United States ( Feldmann and Hamm, 2015 ). Table 4. Marketable and cull strawberry yield (weight per tower, number per tower

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Ellen T. Paparozzi

season extension through high tunnels, increased shipping costs and consumer support for local and sustainable food production, the logical next step is the production of more food crops in greenhouses. A greenhouse or heated high tunnel offers growers

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Roland Ebel

, the implementation of the production system is widely limited to small-scale research and development projects. In Mexico, its origin, even with ambitious local initiatives, the outlook is alarming. A projection for the year 2057 assumes that in

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Andrea Stuemky and Mark E. Uchanski

As a result of an increasing interest in local produce, the demand for fresh fruits and vegetables will likely increase and create opportunities for the produce industry to grow more food throughout the entire year. Already-lucrative fruit crops