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Eating In, a series examining food and food culture in New Hampshire, ran May 17-21, 2010.

The Good and the Bad of Localism

More New Hampshire consumers are desiring local food, saying it helps the community, the environment and the local economy. But there are some who suggest that localism takes too much energy and isn't feasible on a large scale. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of localism.


  • John Carroll, professor of Natural Resources at the University of New Hampshire who teaches and researches issues related to local and sustainable food and agriculture
  • Richard Pirog, Associate Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and leader of its Marketing and Food Systems Initiative