New Study: Local Food = Less Safety

Posted: June 19th, 2014

Consumers’ growing demands for both locally produced and safer foods are in conflict, according to a recent study by a North Carolina State University economist.

Examining the contaminated cantaloupe cases in Colorado last fall and in Indiana this past summer, Steve Sexton concludes that retailers’ dependence on smaller, local producers may come at the expense of food safety.

Read the full article here.