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The politics of local purchasing

The politics of local purchasing

Inconvenient or not, the truth is that global warming has become a hot topic among consumers nationwide, and foodservice companies feel themselves coming under increasing heat to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to please customers and protect the environment.

To accomplish those goals, more operators are embracing the notion of purchasing local foods—items grown or raised within 100 miles of their dining establishments—in order to cut down on the distance food travels

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