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Food Movement Glossary



There is no official rule about what constitutes local food, but the widely accepted idea is that local food was grown or produced within a 100-mile radius of where it’s sold and eaten. In some instances, however, food originating from within one’s region or even one’s state is considered “local,” depending on the scope of available foods and the location.

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Consuming local produce helps to save the environment by decreasing the food miles that generally consumes a lot of fossil fuels.
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