When asked what a good food system looks like, Alward says, “I think it’s one filled with information. The most effective tool is information. Let the consumers decide.” To this end, the company emphasizes transparent labeling that not only identifies both product and producer, …
Articles: local food systems (28)
Buying local these days can be difficult, as most of the food in supermarkets travels thousands of miles.
Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets—Helping Families and Local Businesses
A program that helps low-income families and local farmers.
The globalisation of food production has led to an industrial monopoly within the agricultural sector.
From a community land trust that preserves land for growing, to kitchens and retailers who buy and sell locally grown food, to a new waste management co-op that will return compost to the land, a crop of new businesses and nonprofits are building an integrated food economy.
A new vision for New England's food.
Local food is nothing new in Appalachia...but the tradition of self-sufficiency has nearly died out
Simply put, in October you’re invited to join an experiment: can you, for just 10 days, eat only what grows within 100 miles of your home?
In other essays I presented data showing that small-scale, local farms aren't always more energy efficient than larger-scale producers, but as far as energy used to distribute food local farms seem to have an advantage.
Years back a pair of planners, Branden Born and Mark Purcell, warned that there's nothing about smaller scale enterprises that make them inherently more efficient than their larger counterparts. With respect to on-farm energy intensity, they're certainly right.