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Demand For Locally Grown Food Increases - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 8 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Sep 20, 2011, titled Demand For Locally Grown Food Increases - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The movement to buy and eat locally grown food is catching on across the United States including in Central Virginia.

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Since: Dec 08

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#1 Sep 20, 2011
Even if local food was not more nutritious and tastier, I would buy local just to assure that a boat-load of fuel hadn't been consumed to truck the food from thousands of miles away, including China.

Since: Dec 08

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#2 Sep 20, 2011
It is time that we woke up to the fact that "who controls the food supply controls the people."
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Sep 20, 2011
SunnySmile wrote:
Even if local food was not more nutritious and tastier, I would buy local just to assure that a boat-load of fuel hadn't been consumed to truck the food from thousands of miles away, including China.
Chicken feed compared to the amount of hydro carbons thrown away every day by the excesses of our own government.
citizen

Wytheville, VA

#4 Sep 20, 2011
Local farmers have told me that many of those who sell at the local markets actually buy their food from a market in Richmond near the railroad yard and then resell it in Charlottesville. I think this would make for an interesting story if our media is willing to ask a few questions around town.
So Albemarle

Raleigh, NC

#5 Sep 20, 2011
citizen wrote:
Local farmers have told me that many of those who sell at the local markets actually buy their food from a market in Richmond near the railroad yard and then resell it in Charlottesville. I think this would make for an interesting story if our media is willing to ask a few questions around town.
Indeed!
So Albemarle

Raleigh, NC

#6 Sep 20, 2011
SunnySmile wrote:
It is time that we woke up to the fact that "who controls the food supply controls the people."
If the funds are slashed for the FDA, the people who inspect our food, then the food supply will be out of control. Look forward to more contaminated food outbreaks and when people start asking why, they can be told lack of funds and personnel to inspect.
LacHsa

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Sep 20, 2011
Local is good, but often it's EXPENSIVE. It's sad that it's way cheaper to buy potato chips than to buy fresh fruits and veggies. :-(
ynot

Douglasville, GA

#8 Sep 21, 2011
LacHsa wrote:
Local is good, but often it's EXPENSIVE. It's sad that it's way cheaper to buy potato chips than to buy fresh fruits and veggies.:-(
That's because we are in Forbes wealthiest county!

The farmer's market prices here are a joke. Cville market has better prices.
You can buy huge heads of organic local lettuce in downtown San Francisco farmer's markets for $1, a fraction of the price sold in ours. Go figure.

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