Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability (CFDAS)
The Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability (CFDAS) at Purdue tracks consumer insights and the economics of the food system. Timely reports on trends and emerging topics guide research on nutrition and plant innovations and reveal how policy impacts food markets.
These insights not only help consumers make more informed decisions but also help farmers, agribusinesses and policymakers improve the food system.
Dashboards make our food system more understandable by consumers and by the people working throughout the food system.
A monthly consumer survey tracks trends in food demand, satisfaction, food security and other food sustainability behaviors.
Black and Hispanic consumers are somewhat more likely to check food labels and much more likely to face food insecurity, according to the Consumer Food Insights Report. The survey-based report out of Purdue University’s Center for Food Demand Analysis and…
Through integration of aerial and ground-based mobile mapping sensors and systems, a team of Purdue digital forestry researchers has used advanced technology to locate, count and measure over a thousand trees in a matter of hours. “The machines are counting…