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Understanding what a locavore is and how to practice in Rhode Island
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Why Eat Local?

Why Eat Local? | Locavorism | Scoop.it
Really simple image to get a quick idea of while people argue to eat locally. As you can see there are economic, environmental and health reasons for eating locally.
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YoComproSano's curator insight, December 2, 2013 2:43 PM

No son los argumentos que faltan!

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100 mile diet

100 mile diet | Locavorism | Scoop.it
This is an image I generated to show a 100 mile radius around Warwick, RI. This is an idea of where I'd be able to get food to maintain a local food lifestyle.
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Food Miles and Food Miles Calculator - For all things Organic, Eco and Environmentally Friendly - Organiclinker.com

Food Miles and Food Miles Calculator - For all things Organic, Eco and Environmentally Friendly - Organiclinker.com | Locavorism | Scoop.it
This site provides a basic calculator to let users know how far away the food they buy is coming from and how much CO2 is created in the transportation process. This is a basic site and is good for very basic calculations, it does not take into account production on certain goods, which creates a substantial amount of additional pollution.
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Buy Local, local food is sustainable - The Issues - Sustainable Table

This is a really good page for understanding the basics of eating locally and helping form personal decisions on creating food mile limits.

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What is a locavore and should anybody be one?

What is a locavore and should anybody be one? | Locavorism | Scoop.it

This article gives another view on locavorism.  This discusses the global implications for eating strictly local foods (and the author suggests the team local is subjective).  I think the author may be implying that eating locally in moderation is a good thing while eating strictly local foods can have negative consequences.

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Amazon.com: The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating (9780679314820): Alisa Smith, J.B. Mackinnon: Books

The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating

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The only link I could find explaining the book was amazon or wikipedia, sorry!  This book tells the story of a Canadian couple who, for one year, ate only the things they could get within a 100 mile radius.  This is on my reading list for the summer!

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www.eatlocalchallenge.com: 10 Reasons to Eat Local Food

www.eatlocalchallenge.com: 10 Reasons to Eat Local Food | Locavorism | Scoop.it

Ten very valid reasons to eat locally.  Those most important to me are 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, and 10.  I especially like the idea that I have produce that is not bruised and will last longer into the week.

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What is a Locavore?

What is a Locavore? | Locavorism | Scoop.it

The basics.  This doesn't come from an education source necessarily but is extremely clear about what a locavore is and what their goals are.  To sum up, locavores are those who choose to produce and live off of locally grown food, within a hundred miles or so.  As most other lifestyle choices that pertain to eating, the degree to which someone dedicates themselves to locavorism varies.

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Why You Should Eat Local Food (Even if You Don’t Care About Food Miles) | Simple, Good and Tasty

Why You Should Eat Local Food (Even if You Don’t Care About Food Miles) | Simple, Good and Tasty | Locavorism | Scoop.it
I really like this article because it seems almost more personal. Obviously the global effects of shipping food, such as pollution, are all many can talk about when arguing to eat locally. However I find that most people are out of sight out of mind kind of people and won't necessarily consider these risks important because they are not immediately affected. Tis article however makes some of the more personal, individual arguments for eating locally such as knowing what your local foods look like or how your surroundings look.
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Farm Fresh Rhode Island - RI farms, local food, farmers markets

This website is "a hub for healthy food". It gives information on where to buy locally in Rhode Island and provides education on eating fresh and and nutritious food. It also gives information on and praise to local institutions who a using local foods such as the JWU culinary program and certain restaurants around the state.
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Listing of Links to Harvest Calendars for Crop Availability in All States in teh United States

This website provides links to determine what individuals can pick/buy locally from local farms in their respective states.

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Food That Travels Well - New York Times

Food That Travels Well - New York Times | Locavorism | Scoop.it

One of the key arguments for eating locally is to cut down on the food miles and the carbon foot print created by shipping foods over vast distances.  This article offers a sound rebuttal when it states that the process of production should also be considered in the food miles and that a farther distance does not necessarily translate to more miles.  I also really like the idea of including food miles on labels.  For those who like to be aware of what they eat, accurate food labels are key.

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4 Best Web Tools to Help You Eat Local

4 Best Web Tools to Help You Eat Local | Locavorism | Scoop.it

These are some tools to help those interested in eating locally.  I'm having a hard time opening the mapping tool but am googling away to find another.  The tools under number 2 and number 3 were especially helpful and received a lot of feed back for the zip code 02886.  Seeing as this is Rhode Island I'm sure every zip code will get similar results.

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Local-Food Movement: The Lure of the 100-Mile Diet

Local-Food Movement: The Lure of the 100-Mile Diet | Locavorism | Scoop.it

This is an old article but it sheds light on why some people are choosing to eat locally.  While some enjoy the freshness of their food others are concerned about the enviornment, local economy, and the price of their foods.

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10 Steps to Becoming a Locavore . NOW | PBS

10 Steps to Becoming a Locavore . NOW | PBS | Locavorism | Scoop.it

This article provides some pretty insightful guidelines if one is interested in eating more locally.  The most important thing it touches on is the idea that eating local does not mean having to give up foods that cannot be obtained in ones area.

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