Locavore Movement Research Paper

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The locavore movement is a new trending movement trying to get people to start eating the local produce provided by the local farmers. The movement has many health benefits, and it is a very healthy choice not only for the human body but it also is good for the local community. The locavore movement should be supported due to its influence on the local communities by helping the local economy, bringing in food that has a better nutritional value, strengthening communities worldwide, along with the fact that the locavore movement is helping create producer/consumer relationships. Eating produce that was grown locally generates more income for the local economy, “According to a study by the New Economics Foundation in London, a dollar spent locally generates twice as much income for the local economy.” (Maiser). Purchasing food that was grown locally to the consumer puts more money into the local economy. Instead of people’s hard earned cash bringing more income upon a big company, cash could be put back into the consumer’s community which would help bring up the economy levels within that area. Produce such as fruit and vegetables that travel a short distance to the market or store are more likely to have a higher level of nutrition than those that travel a longer distance to a market or…show more content…
“By focusing on transportation, they overlook other energy-hogging factors in food production.” (McWilliams). The locavore movement supporters do care about other energy-hogging factors. In fact, eating local produce is better for the air quality and pollution in the air than trying different ways to eat healthier such as trying to eat organic; “Eating local is better for air quality and pollution than eating organic.”

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