Postattack Food Availability and Accessibility -- Albuquerque, New Mexico.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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This report is the second in a series of local food distribution studies designed to forecast the availability and accessibility of critical foodstuffs in selected metropolitan areas in a nuclear postattack environment. The analytic technique employed in these studies uses local distribution diagrams, seasonal inventory data, and national production patterns to provide quantitative models of the preattack flow of individual commodities to consumers in the selected areas. Estimates of postattack commodity flow are obtained by applying appropriate damage assessment procedures to critical elements of the preattack distribution models. The application of this technique in the case of Albuquerque, New Mexico, reveals that local citizens might anticipate severe shortages of every important food commodity except potatoes in the period immediately following an attack of the pattern and magnitude considered in this study. Author
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition