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Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems Report Details Economic Benefits of Farmers Markets and Other Local Food Outlets Download: Market Forces Executive Summary | Market Forces: Full Report As farmers market shoppers have long known, buying food directly from the people who grew it is a great way to add freshness and flavor to your table and more fruits and vegetables to your diet. But locally grown food is not only good for your taste buds—it creates jobs, keeps money in local economies, promotes community development, and can reduce the environmental and public health costs of the food we eat. To maximize these benefits, we need new policies aimed at helping local and regional food systems thrive and expand, according to Market Forces , a new UCS report that reviews recent research on these systems and their economic ef...

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The farm energy savings for organic are often 20 per cent or more. "We concluded that the evidence strongly favors organic...

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WASHINGTON - August 4 - Over the last several decades, thousands of farmers markets have been popping up in cities and tow...

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US food giant Kraft to split in two

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