There are many advocates for local food systems, each with their own reasons for supporting the movement. Science tells us local foods are not more nutritious – but many support the idea the taste is better than produce harvested from across the country or around the world, simply because it may get to the consumer quicker.
I like the idea of helping consumers better understand where and how food is produced. I don’t like the idea of consumer votes dictating to food producers how to do their jobs. There is increasing discord between food producers and consumers not familiar with food production regarding where and how food is produced. Buying food direct from food producers is a way to begin the conversation.