In n recent years, there has been a strong interest among Americans in purchasing and consuming locally produced food. Buying local food reduces fossil-fuel expenditures in transportation, provides fresher and healthier food and encourages local economic growth, according to the Utah State University Extension. Several communities have embraced buying local food. For example, in 2011, New York City passed legislation which required the city’s chief procurement officer to encourage city ...

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