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Organic / Local Food

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Sustainable Living : Green Economy

Local food that is grown very near to where it is consumed, so it has fewer 'food miles' that decrease freshness and increase ecological impacts associated with shipping long distances. Organic food is grown without pesticides (biocides), genetic modification or synthetic fertilizers. No chemicals or waxes are added after harvesting. If processed, it is usually prepared in a way to maximize the nutritional value. May also include fair trade or direct trade practices.