Friday, April 13, 2007

Local is the New Organic

First, a discussion of food production in China. The key facts from the article:
  1. We import lots of food from China.
  2. They treat pretty much everything they grow like they treat the wheat for pet food.
Country of origin labeling ("COOL") isn't currently required on most foods, so you can't know whether it came from your area, or across the country, or China.

That leads to people pushing for tighter labeling laws. There is a demand for laws that disclose not only where food came from, but also how it was produced. Of course, you can get all of that at the local farmer's market, just by asking the farmer.

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