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The Locavore Movement: Top 5 Ways to Eat Local

What Is a Locavore?

Eat Local: The Rise of the Locavore Movement

Eat Local: The Rise of the Locavore Movement

A “locavore” (or “localvore,” depending on who you ask) is someone who either exclusively or as a tendency eats food that is locally produced. The locavore movement (also known as the local food movement) has grown in popularity primarily due to increased interest in sustainability.

Widespread concerns about climate change and the effect of greenhouse gas emissions have played a significant role in its development. Many people have become concerned about the sustainability of transporting food over long distances. The locavore movement is the result of changing consumer behavior in light of this growing worry.

Locavores seek to reduce the environmental impact of food consumption by consuming locally produced food. What constitutes “local” is a debate in its own right, but many consider food that has traveled 100 miles or less from farm to table local. Continue reading

What is Local Food? Defining Local Food

The Local Food Movement

Local Food: What is Local?

Local Food: What is Local?

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’ve heard the term “local food” bandied around a lot lately. Maybe you heard it on the news in a discussion about sustainable agriculture, or in a debate between about whether “local or organic” is better for the environment.

Maybe you saw that episode of Portlandia where Fred and Carrie interrogate their waitress about the origin of the chicken used in the restaurant, eventually asking her to hold their table while they drive 30 miles to the farm its sourced from (and end up joining the polygamist cult that runs it).

Okay, so that’s a little extreme, but there is an increasing popular movement that’s pushing for buying and eating locally grown food. So what exactly does locally grown mean? Continue reading