In recent years, a movement for “buying local” has resurfaced in the food industry. Farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants, for instance, have often been heralded as ideal choices over massive supermarkets and chain restaurants, suggesting positive outcomes with local food consumption. Because of this rhetoric, many people have adopted a sense of moral righteousness aboutContinue reading “Why Should We Keep Food Dollars Local?”
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A Roadmap to Local Sustainable Foods: Part 2
In this article, we’ll look at the final four interventions that were proposed in the roadmap and see how far we’ve come to achieving the goals outlined in the original plan.
A Roadmap to Local Sustainable Foods: Part 1
Foods Business Cluster for Cuyahoga County. The roadmap outlines eight interventions needed for the region to meet the goal of creating a sustainable food sector and increase regional jobs, revenue, and sustainability by supporting local food and beverage businesses. We’re going to take a look at these eight options and see what has happened since the roadmap was created and where there are still gaps in the proposed plan.
Ag-Bioscience Could Create “Nearly 19,000 Jobs and $3.6 Billion in Revenues”
Some industries that fall into the category of ag-bioscience include crop and livestock production, waste capture, biomaterials production, food processing safety, and biofuels and energy production. Ag-bioscience is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about which industries could contribute most to economic growth. However, this industry creates unrivaled jobs and revenue in comparison to other industry clusters!