Close to Home: The Drive for Local Food

  title={Close to Home: The Drive for Local Food},
  author={Shawn Alan Trivette},
  journal={The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development},
  • S. A. Trivette
  • Published 5 November 2012
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
One popular approach in the recent discussion around sustainable food systems has been to encourage a shift to locally and regionally produced food. The logic of doing this is multifold: locally produced food is good for the environment, helps a regional economy thrive, and provides a greater connection between people, their food, and those who produce it, which should also lead to equitable labor practices and greater food security and access. Yet for all of the benefits of a locally based… 

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