Is There Such a Thing as Local Food?

Is There Such a Thing as Local Food?

An article on National Geographic questioned the definition of local food, exploring how the foods we grow in our backyards likely got there thanks to agricultural explorers who traveled the world looking for interesting crops. David Fairchild, one of the first, introduced the United States to—among others—lemons, Haas avocados, and dates. According to the story, only a few crops, such as sunflowers, tobacco, and strawberries, are truly local.

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