The Dietitians of Canada's Current Issues The Inside Story January 2010 looks at the concept of the 100 Mile Diet, eating locally produced foods, that is inspiring to many people. Some claim following a diet of foods raised and produced within closer proximity to their home provides a way to eat more nutritious and safer food while helping the environment and supporting the local economy. Strengthening our capacity to sustain our communities through local agriculture enables a sustainable system.
This Current Issue focuses on the following aspects of the 100 Mile Diet: Are locally produced foods more nutritious? Are locally produced foods safer? How do locally produced foods compare in cost with foods imported from longer distances?