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  krusch
  Paul Smiths
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Defining Local food    (Posted Tue, Feb 28 '12 at 05:26 UTC)

Hello-
my name is Kelcey Rusch, and as a senior culinary arts student at Paul Smith's College, I am working to gather people's definition of "local" food. The word has seen increasing and varied use over the last decade, with no legal limitations. I am also trying to find if there is a gap between what restaurant professionals mean when they put it on a menu, and what consumers expect when they see the word. I have created a survey designed to help outline a definition. Filling it out will not take more than 15 minutes of your time, and I would appreciate your contribution to the discussion.
Thank you-
Kelcey R

Survey:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVITFZkbUFSaEk3R1UySU5pSE0wMnc6MQ

 rwilymz
 Edwardsville
Re: Defining Local food    (Posted Wed, Mar 14 '12 at 06:27 UTC)

[[definition of "local" food. The word has seen increasing and varied use over the last decade, with no legal limitations.]]

Thank god there's no legal restrictions!

Among the poorest ways of controlling anything is by law. With the bureaucratic nonsense and cost that is now required to be known as "organic" - which deals more in financial records than anything else - can you imagine what hoops restaurants would have to jump through in order to advertise "local food"? They'd have to have a full-time auditor on staff, pestering suppliers for declarations of authenticity.

No thank you!

Ross & Jeannie Laura Lane Lambs
 wvhaugen
 Ferndale
Re: Defining Local food    (Posted Thu, Mar 15 '12 at 10:37 UTC)

I define local as within biking distance, so you can go out to the farm, fill up your panniers (or bike trailer) with food and bike home. This is 25 miles for most casual cyclists (50 roundtrip).

Catering to the unique Ferndale perspective.
 dunlooken
 Glencoe
Re: Defining Local food    (Posted Sat, Mar 17 '12 at 11:28 UTC)

Local can mean most anything and should!! For some areas of the country 5 to 10 miles can be considered local while in other areas it could be 300 or more. We do NOT need a definition of local food other than saying it's as close as we can get it.

Bev
 sanhui
 Zhengzhou China
Re: Defining Local food    (Posted Wed, Jun 27 '12 at 01:31 UTC)

The concrete business is an excellent example. Families will buy a concrete mixer with vendor financing. Then the owners will double up on their debt by using the equipment as collateral for new loans. Finally mixing companies sell their ready-mixed concrete on credit to developers. This overleveraged pyramid could easily collapse like a house of cards.

www.sanhuimetla.com www.zzpioneer.com
 Decesareo
 NEW YORK
Re: Defining Local food?    (Posted Thu, Jun 28 '12 at 11:59 UTC)

This bill is 1,500 pages long. Here is a small excerpt from it which will affect so many people in our nation.
http://www.zimbio.com/Stop+Snoring/articles/DRa2cbepUdb/ZQuiet+Review+Try+30+Day+Trial+Stop+Snoring

Elba Decesareo
 dersold
 new york
Re: Defining Local food?    (Posted Mon, Jul 23 '12 at 11:35 UTC)

This bill is 1,500 pages long. Here is a small excerpt from it which will affect so many people in our nation.http://no2maximussite.com/

dersold Wendy
 reneanast
 USA
Re: Defining Local food?    (Posted Tue, Nov 27 '12 at 06:28 UTC)

Some such as schools and hospitals may be to an extent self funding or based on volunteer effort.
http://niwalireview.com

Anastasia Anast?zie
 tete
 ert
Re: Defining Local food    (Posted Thu, Sep 5 '13 at 07:15 UTC)

Families will buy a concrete mixer with vendor financing.

http://www.moreseductive.co.uk/
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