Does Local Production Improve Environmental and Health Outcomes?

Sexton, Steven

from ARE Update Vol. 13, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2009

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Abstract

Some critics of industrial agriculture propose the “relocalization” of food production to reduce environmental damage and improve health outcomes. This article considers the welfare effects of locavorism along these dimensions.

Keywords

buying local, locavorism, economics, environmental impacts

Citation

Sexton, Steven. "Does Local Production Improve Environmental and Health Outcomes?" ARE Update 13(2)(2009):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2009/13/2/does-local-production-imp/