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dc.contributor.authorPeters, Christian J.
dc.contributor.authorWilkins, Jennifer L.
dc.contributor.authorFick, Gary W.
dc.identifier.citationR05-1. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University. 2005.en_US
dc.description.abstractConsumer dietary preferences influence the amount of land needed for food production. We modeled the impact of fat and meat consumption on land requirements for food production in the context of New York State (NYS). This publication contains the input data used to create a spreadsheet-based model and the output data from the program. Per capita land resource requirements were calculated for 42 diets ranging from 0 to 381 g/day (0 to 12 oz/day) of meat and eggs and 52 to 117 g/day of fat (20 to 45% of total calories). All diets contain equal numbers of total calories, and many meet national dietary recommendations. The potential human carrying capacity of the NYS land base was then derived based on recent estimates of available agricultural land.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported in part by Hatch funding allocated to the Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station.en_US
dc.publisherDepartment of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USAen_US
dc.subjectspreadsheet modelen_US
dc.subjectdietary faten_US
dc.subjectdietary meaten_US
dc.subjecthuman carrying capacityen_US
dc.subjectland needsen_US
dc.subjectbalanced dietsen_US
dc.subjectdiet comparisonsen_US
dc.subjectcrop yieldsen_US
dc.subjectfeed requirementsen_US
dc.titleInput and Output Data in Studying the Impact of Meat and Fat on the Land Resource Requirements of the Human Diet and Potential Carrying Capacity: The New York State Exampleen_US
dc.title.alternativeCSS Research Series R05-1en_US

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