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Sustainable farming practices are supported by the local economy. Buying local food encourages sustainable farming and reduces the ‘food miles’.

There is a lot of information and awareness about how to choose food more sustainably and in Dorset it couldn’t be easier. With the large numbers of local farm shops and roadside stalls, buying fresh, local, free range produce is a realistic option, it tastes better too!

Buying local food supports the local economy, encourages more sustainable farming practices and decreases the ‘food miles’ (number of miles from production to plate) which in turn helps to reduce pollution.

But even for things like bananas and coffee, which we can’t buy locally, we can still buy more sustainably. Fair trade options give more back to the communities who grow them and help to give those communities the luxury of choosing to be more sustainable and less damaging to the environment.
 

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