Locavore Movement Research Paper

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The locavore movement is a positive dietary lifestyle change that is sweeping the nation. Becoming a locavore entails the consumption of local produce as opposed to produce found in supermarkets. The main reasons why people should join the locavore movement is so they can support the local economy, have access to better tasting, healthier food, and help save the environment. Supporting the local economy enriches the area in which citizens reside in, and this is why more people should become locavores. To the average citizen, it is important to support their local area because wealth distributed there helps them more directly than money handed over to huge, corporate entities. In an article titled “10 Reasons to Eat Local Food” by Jennifer Maiser, she reports that, “according to a study by the New Economics Foundation in London, a dollar spent locally generates twice as much income for the local economy”…show more content…
A lot of people would rather stop by a nearby supermarket and pick up their produce rather than search around at a farmers market. In a book written about the 100 Mile-Diet by Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon, it is stated that “a person making smart choices from the global megamart can easily meet all the body’s needs” (Smith and MacKinnon). However, the advantages of being a locavore should not be discounted. The same passage explains that produce begins to lose nutrition after it is harvested so “fruit and vegetables that travel shorter distances are therefore likely to be closer to a maximum of a nutrition” (Smith and MacKinnon). The nutrition, as well as taste factor of fresh, local food has already been discussed. While being a locavore might not be very easy, the advantages of eating fresh produce that is in season far outweighs the difficulty of having to find

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