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Does It Really Matter Whether Your Food Was Produced Locally?

Counting food miles can lead to wrong turns: Instead of worrying about how far our food has traveled we should look at the way it's produced and hauled.

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Meanwhile, with that in mind, I can't say that I'd recommend our local frozen pizza, whatever the distance it travels.

Stan Cox is is author of Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine. His new book Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths about Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer) is coming in June from The New Press.

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