Buying Local Dairy May Have Unexpected Effects
If more Northeast consumers buy local dairy, that could have some positive and negative effects on the supply chain, according to research from Penn State and Cornell universities. Research was supported through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program.
The researchers found that if the supply chains for fluid milk products in five northeast states were reconfigured it would increase the total distance traveled by the fluid milk and other dairy products. Also, add to supply chain costs, and raise greenhouse gas emissions.
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