The work on sustainability covers a wide range of topics such as:
Sustainable food systems – local food systems investigations undertaken by Mitch Renkow and Kathryn Boys
Willingness to pay for organic or local food and agro-tourism – Kathryn Boys
Food waste – Kathryn Boys and Kelly Zering are involved in projects analyzing food waste and ways to reduce it and create value from it. Some of these projects are in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences.
Bio-based supply chains – Kelly Zering
Bee colony collapse – Wally Thurman
See also the entries for land use, environmental law, water resource economics, and animal waste.
In the news
Mar 23, 2022
New Fact Sheet Published on Wetlands Law
This publication provides an overview of the historical wetland trends in North Carolina, reviews the evolution and current status of wetland regulations and summarizes the potential impacts of climate change on wetlands in NC.
Feb 9, 2022
New Grant Will Explore the Economics of Hog, Poultry Manure Recycling Technologies
Working with other NC State researchers on a new environmental grant, Eric Edwards will assess the economic outcomes of manure recycling technologies.
Feb 28, 2022
North Carolina Farms Grapple with Labor Shortages
Even with a growing dependence on migrant labor, there still is not enough workers to fill farm jobs across North Carolina.
Dec 14, 2021
NC State Economist: An Update on North Carolina Solar Development and Decommission Policy
Take a look at the current solar energy capabilities in North Carolina and the developing plan for decommission and disposal in the coming years.