Nearly all we eat is produced elsewhere. Should we care?

…For New England as a whole, the total for locally produced food is less than 10 percent, with most of the region’s produce coming from the West Coast.

A plethora of farmers, restaurants, nonprofits and regulators are advocating for a more balanced regional food system, with a larger focus given to locally produced food. But they face an uphill battle, as entrenched global food systems and a finite amount of expensive farmland work against them. …

Read the original on Providence Business News here.

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