"Buying Local: Do Food Miles Matter?" -Dr. Gary Adamkiewicz

If you follow the local food movement, you'll know that "local" and "sustainable" are often promoted hand in hand. But does local always mean more sustainable? According to Harvard's Gary Adamkiewicz, no. Buying local, he argues, "is a good principle, but not a universal rule."

Instead of over-simplifying a more complex issue, it's important to evaluate the full lifecycle of food from cradle to grave, which Dr. Adamkiewicz does so in this piece, offering five recommendations for lowering one's food-related footprint beyond just eating locally.