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Local/Organic Food Movement

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Local/Organic Food Movement.

Background Information

Organic farms typically produce food without industrial-grade pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers for plants, and without growth hormones and antibiotics for livestock. Local foods are grown or raised close to their destination of purchase and consumption. Use the following sources to learn more about issues connected to the Local/Organic food movement, such as environmental impact, ethics, affordability, and health benefit claims.