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Why Eat Local?

By: John Ikerd

Food and Society grantee outlines his reasons for eating locally.

According to John Ikerd, a professor of agricultural economics at University of Missouri-Columbia, eating local saves on transportation costs, contributes to the local economy, and just tastes better. Ikerd was a keynote speaker at The Eat Local Challenge event in Portland, Oregon.

The transcript of his speech, “Eating Local: A Matter of Integrity,” along with other papers, is available on his website.


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