Local and Organic Food

Principle Investigator - Lydia Zepeda


Lydia’s current research focuses on consumer attitudes and behaviors towards organic and local foods, food labels, photographic food diaries, and mobile food markets. She teaches courses on household economics and sustainable, sociallyjust consumption. She is a faculty advisor for UW Slow Food, a student organization that promotes good, clean, fair food and serves about 500 meals a week for about $5 using locally sourced and organic foods.


Professor of consumer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Faculty Affiliate, Development Studies
Faculty Affiliate, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Faculty Affiliate, Gender and Women’s Studies
Faculty Affiliate, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program
Faculty Affiliate, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Research Affiliate of the Community and Regional Food Systems Project


Agricultural Economics (Econometrics & Operations Research), Ph.D., University of California at Davis
Agricultural Economics (Development), M.S., University of California at Davis
Agricultural Economics, B.S., Washington State University


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