What is Local?

Via elephant journal
on Aug 31, 2009
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When it comes to local food, Whole Foods has an interesting definition that would seem to be at odds with that of your local farmers’ market.

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Considering that Americans’ average meal has traveled 1500 miles to get to our plate, and that means we eat more processed food and that the transport causes a great deal of pollution, and climate change, eating “local” at Whole Foods would be a huge improvement.


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24 Responses to “What is Local?”

  1. barefootmeg says:

    hmmm, i tend to think of local as being within 4 hours or so.

  2. Bryant says:

    I always thought of local as a whole lot closer than that. I imagine most of the sellers at the farmers market drive less than two hours to come to the city each weekend. Yes, this is an improvement over strawberries from California and asparagus from South America, but it still seems like a corporate version of "local".

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