Why Most Food Could Never Be “Local”

February 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Eating “Local Food” is an appealing ideal in theory, but it runs into several “reality issues.”  As much as people might want locally produced food, there are practical issues of land availability, land costs, grower economics, water availability, and climate which sharply restrict the range of foods that could ever be practically grown as local crops, particularly when you look at how the US population is distributed.

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Why Most Food Could Never Be “Local”


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