March 30, 2009

A New Trend in Food

March 30, 2009There was quite a stir in my email inbox today...not one but three emails linking to this article about "traceability"--essentially a direct connection between farmer and consumer.With the rise of global food systems, that direct link has long been severed for most American consumers.Traceability may soon be utilized in some Wal-Mart stores, where customers will be able to get online and look up exactly where certain products originated. My question is: does knowing exactly where your food comes from make a difference if it still travels 1000 miles or more to get to your door?