KNAU and Arizona News
2:10 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

Arizona's "foodsheds" at risk

Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona sits in the most arid region in the U.S. But it produces a surprising amount of food, from ancient crops like beans and corn, to winter vegetables that show up on dinner tables around the country. A new report, though, shows some cracks in the southwest's food systems. Former NAU and current U of A researcher Gary Nabhan edited the study, called the "State of Southwestern Food Sheds." He told KNAU's Daniel Kraker that Arizona's food security has never been more vulnerable.

"State of Southwestern Foodsheds": A Special Publication of Sabores Sin Fronteras, Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, with Edible Communities.