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- Local Foods Winning Proponents: Video

- Worldwatch Poll:
What is the greatest benefit of joining the local food movement?

- Recent Headlines from Worldwatch



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Local Foods Are Winning
Proponents: Video

World Watch MagazineFind out from Worldwatch Senior Researcher Brian Halweil why more people are seeing the economic, environmental, and health benefits of eating locally.

Watch the video.

 

Other Worldwatch Food-Related Resources:

Worldwatch Poll:
What is the greatest benefit of joining the local food movement?

  • Enjoying fresher and tastier food

  • Supporting your local economy

  • Limiting the effects of transportation costs on the environment and your wallet

  • Avoiding the risk of large-scale food contamination

  • Ensuring animal welfare

  • Other (leave a comment!)

Cast your vote and leave your comments now!


Recent Headlines from Worldwatch

Road Safety Week Highlights Scale of Traffic Deaths Globally
This week, in an effort to increase awareness about the deadly impacts of traffic accidents, the United Nations (UN) is sponsoring the first annual Global Road Safety Week.

Extreme Poverty Drops Below a Billion
New estimates from the World Bank show a continuous decline in world poverty rates during the first four years of this century.

Buildings Are China's Energy "Black Holes"
China Watch Buildings account for nearly 30 percent of China’s energy use and are responsible for about a quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the latest assessment on China’s energy development.

Government Attempts to Tamper With IPCC Report Don't Muffle Message
The latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has surprised many with its dire warnings of the catastrophic potential of climate change.

China to Boost Corn Production to Meet Rising Demand for Feed and Fuel
China Watch China’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced that the nation will expand its corn output to more than 150 million tons on some 26.8 million hectares of land in 2010, up from 144 million tons last year. The move is fueled by booming corn demand for livestock feed and industrial uses.

Eye on Spain: Solar Tower to Help Light Up Seville
Spain is now home to Europe’s first commercial concentrating solar power plant, an 11-megawatt facility located in the municipality of Sanlucar la Mayor, 25 kilometers west of Seville.

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