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Local food tastes great! Eating locally is healthier, fresher, and better for the environment. On average, your dinner travels 1,518 miles to get in your plate [2]. This increases carbon emissions produced during transportation. Also, for food to travel that long, a lot of preservatives and other added, non-essential ingredients are required.

Don’t forget: by choosing locally-grown foods, you’re giving your dollars to local farmers, rather than the big guys.

 

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[2] SOURCE: Pirog, Rich. Food, Fuel, and Freeways: An Iowa perspective on how far food travels, fuel usage, and greenhouse gas emissions. Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Ames, Iowa. June 2001