Insight With Beth Ruyak

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Study Delves Into The Potential For Eating Locally

Historical US demographic trends, agronomic trends, and fraction of the population that can be fed by local food.

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Go back 100 years ago and everyone was eating food grown within 100 miles of their house. Today, you’d be hard pressed to do that. You might even be labeled a "foodie." But a new report by UC Merced Associate Professor of Engineering Elliot Campbell finds that 90 percent of Americans can get all their dietary requirements within 100 miles of their home. Before this study, which is published in the newest edition of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, eating locally was thought of as wishful thinking. But Campbell’s findings show that the so-called “farm to table” movement can be a widespread reality. Campbell joins us to talk more about eating locally and why that’s a good thing.



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