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Sikes: Eating local is trickier than it sounds | oanow.com August 6, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Food Culture.
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“Locavore” is a relatively new word. According to a popular definition, a locavore is someone who eats food grown within 100 miles of the place it is prepared or consumed. That’s what is now known as locally grown.

Wow! One hundred miles as the crow files is a long way. For us, that includes parts of Atlanta. Dothan and Selma touch the circle. Macon, Ga., too. Thorsby in Chilton County does. Slocomb in Geneva County does not. The idea is that locally-produced means a short trip to you. The stress of time and distance is less, so the assumption is the product is better. Yet somehow, I’ve never thought of something grown in Atlanta as local.

via Sikes: Eating local is trickier than it sounds | oanow.com.

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