50 Reasons to Eat & Grow Local Food
Local trumps Organic (within reason).
Eating local is better for air quality and pollution that eating organic. In March 2005, a study by the journal Food Policy found that the miles that organic food often travels to our plate (à la WalMart selling Certified Organic produce from China to the US) creates environmental damage that outweighs the benefit of buying organic. Buy local and organic (certified or not) and get the best of both scenarios.