Think local, shop global

Are foods like lettuce, eggs and beef better for you if they’re grown locally in your area, than if they’re shipped in from far away? Well according to many activists, locally grown produce is a superior way to help both the environment and your health. But according to Pierre Desrochers of the University of Toronto, research indicates there is no evidence demonstrating that local foods are inherently more nutritious than those transported in. And regarding the environment, when one considers how each individual family would have to take many trips to various fruit and vegetable stands to get differing produce, the argument that things grown in your community are better for the environment seems to be a homespun myth.

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About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.