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Posts Tagged ‘local food’

Five Billion Reasons to Eat Local

A recent report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) provides new evidence of the importance of local foods systems. Despite its unfortunate title, Direct and Intermediated Marketing of Local Foods in the United States (yawn) actually comes to a startling conclusion—local foods have become a $4.8 billion-a-year industry. Read More

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It’s Food Day! How Will You Celebrate?

I work on food policy, and I’m nearly always thinking about my next meal. So for me, pretty much every day is food day.

But today, October 24, is capital-letter Food Day, the first annual day set aside for all of us to reflect on what we’re eating and where it comes from, and to commit to creating a healthier, more sustainable food system. Read More

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A Bite of the Big (local, organic) Apple

Last weekend I took my mother, visiting the East Coast from California, on her first-ever jaunt to New York City. We had a ball, wandering the urban canyons, taking in a Tony-winning Broadway show, shopping at the fabulous Union Square Greenmarket, and of course, eating ourselves silly. Read More

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