Imagine a world where more of our food was made in America. Perhaps even better, if most of what we ate came from within a few miles from where we live... This aspiration, is very far from what we have today in our communities.
The industrialized food system brought us cheap food that is produced far away by factories and people we don't know. This food, loaded with pesticides is put into wasteful packaging as it prepares to travel long distances consuming significant amounts of fuel. America imports most of its fresh produce from Mexico, Chile, India, China and Thailand - these imports are foods that can and should be produced locally.
The current food system as convenient and cheap as it may be holds repercussions for the environment and impacts the economic well being of our local communities.