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Home Grown: The Case for Local Food in a Global Market
From the back cover: "Everyone, everywhere depends increasingly on long distance food. Encouraged by food processing innovation, cheap oil, and subsidies, since 1961 the value of global trade in food has tripled and the tonnage of food shipped between nations has grown fourfold, while population has only doubled. In the United States, food typically travels between 2,500 a ...more
Unknown Binding, 83 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Worldwatch Institute
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Brian Halweil is a senior researcher at the Worldwatch Institute covering issues of food and agriculture. He joined Worldwatch in 1997 as the John Gardner Public Service Fellow from Stanford University, where he had established a student-run organic farm on campus. The farm was community-supported and sold produce to the university and local restaurants. In addition, Brian has set up community-sup ...moreMore about Brian Halweil