Utah Debate 2011-2012

Local Foods Debate

Policy: “Be it resolved that the State of Utah should provide incentives to increase the consumption of locally produced foods as a means to reduce energy use and improve air quality.”

Is local buying local sustainable?


Overview of USA Agriculture
A World Without Farmers...One Hungry Planet
This video includes interesting facts about U.S. agriculture and agricultural sustainability.
A good overview before tackling the debate or dilemma.

What is sustainable agriculture?

Feeding people locally and legislation from the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, Senator Pat Roberts

Learn more about local food projects on the by using the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass

Pro's

Con's
Calculating the Carbon Footprint