28 Jul '11, 11pm

The 3 Big Reasons to Always Use Local Food

Buying local foods cuts the distance that the food takes to get to your plate. This means that it omits a lot of the harmful emissions that are associated with transporting goods (via truck, plane, boat, etc.) Additionally, it reduces the invisible waste materials that are used to package and ship. It supports your local economy by giving business to small farmers. Faced by aggressive competition from large food distributors, small local farms often don't do as well. Supporting their products promotes the national economy as well as their business. Plus it adds a personal touch to your plate! Local food is better in both quality and taste . Getting food from a local distributor gives you better odds of receiving fresh seasonal products, rather than anything genetically modified or injured in transport. Plus, local food is less likely to contain harmful preservatives or hav...

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