26 Jul '11, 11am

Can the Local Food Movement Go Mainstream?

Can the Local Food Movement Go Mainstream?

involves eating food grown within a 100 mile radius of where you live, with the goal of improving local economies and reducing food miles. Eating local also, for the most part means eating seasonally. Many proponents of the locavore movement have argued that they would rather eat conventionally grown local food than organic food from far away. The local food movement obviously has a lot of environmental benefits in terms of saving the carbon footprint of food or what I like to call ‘foobon footprint’ . It is also better for local economy and the food is definitely fresher and better tasting. All these are the obvious benefits of local food and several communities are now investing in developing community agriculture programs within city limits. The Case for Local Food In order for local food to scale up or reach mainstream there are several measures that need to be put in ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/local-food-movement-m...

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