Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Locavores: the new vegans

In the past few years, the term "locavore" has grown exponentially in popularity. Just like vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians, "locavore" identifies people who choose only to eat locally grown and produced food.

With the extreme rise in foodborne illness and increased availability of local food, locavorism is starting to look mighty appetizing. Local produce is becoming more and more important for the sustainability of our food sources.

Local produce is healthier for human consumption and even helps eliminate the greenhouse gas emissions that larger farming corporations create.

Locally-minded people are also demanding "locally killed meats," as described by The Washington Post in this article. These are new trends, but the methods they represent are ancient.

How do you feel about locally raised foods?

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