What Should We Eat?


We all want to eat right, to do the right thing when we buy and consume food. But what does it mean to do the right thing? And why do people want to eat locally? This essay considers the drive for local food as a consumer movement in the wealthy North, and particularly in the United States. By looking at the United States’ past, we can learn valuable lessons that may help us answer the many tough questions facing local food advocates today.

DOI: doi.org/10.5282/rcc/6941