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Bigger isn't always better—the health benefits of small-scale, local farms August 10, 2011 | Leave a comment What kind of impact does buying locally have on our health? The answer: a big one! (Credit: Natalie Maynor) By Krista Daniszewski, DSF Volunteer We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are. — Adelle Davis Following the convenience-food craze of the '90s, the last decade has seen a new, local food movement gaining a great deal of momentum. People have begun to recognize the numerous environmental and economic benefits of fresh eats grown nearby. But what kind of impact does buying locally have on our health? The answer: a big one! Here are the top health reasons to "get local": It's more nutritious In the larger, globalized food system, fruits and vegetables are bred for growth rate, yield, and t...

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