Cheesy name, interesting concept: Do you think you could eat only food grown within a 100 mile radius?
People in favor of the “locavore” lifestyle support the idea that locally-grown produce is fresher, more nutritious, and tastier. Purchasing only local foods can also help support your community and its farmers. Not only that, but it’s thought that eating within that 100-mile radius can cut down on transport time, saving precious fuel and money and reduces the carbon footprint of one’s food.
I don’t know, sounds kind of trendy to me, but interesting.
So how much of this is actually true? Is it a good idea to be a locavore? UC Berkley’s July Wellness Letter, examines this topic and offers some tips on how to take a more real-life approach.