One good answer is that it pumps less carbon into the atmosphere than shipping it thousands of miles. However, the added emissions accrued by you, per item bought, if you need to drive to one of the (more sparsely distributed) farmers' markets, can quite easily outweigh this benefit. Not simple.
i think the questioner was asking about the "eat-local" movement where you eat foods that were grown or produced geographically close to you. add a comment