Title
Does eating local food reduce the environmental impact of food production and enhance consumer health?
Description
The concept of local food has gained traction in the media, engaged consumers and offered farmers a new marketing tool. Positive claims about the benefits of local food are probably not harmful when made by small-scale producers at the local level; however, greater concern would arise should such claims be echoed in policy circles. This review examines the evidence base supporting claims about the environmental and health benefits of local food.
URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0029665110002004
URL Description
Abstract
DOI
10.1017/S0029665110002004
Language
English
Author
Gareth Edwards-Jones

diet; nutrition

Volume number
69
Issue number
4
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
1475-2719
Copyright URL
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/forAuthors?page=open
Publisher
University of Cambridge
Date of publication
10 August 2010
Page reference
582-591
Place of publication
Cambridge
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Post-print
Title of journal
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Harvard
Edwards-Jones, Gareth (2010) Does eating local food reduce the environmental impact of food production and enhance consumer health?. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 69 (4), pp. 582-591 Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
Vancouver
Edwards-Jones Gareth. Does eating local food reduce the environmental impact of food production and enhance consumer health?. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 2010; 69 (4): 582-591.