Bringing Local Food Home: Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Barriers to Local Food

December 2008

There is a strong demand for local food, because local means greater freshness, ripeness, taste, and often, nutritional value. However, the market is not yet delivering local food to the extent that consumers want. From laws, regulations to international agreements, this paper examines the barriers to local food supply. [The seventh installment in the Occasional Paper Series presented by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.]"Bringing Local Food Home: Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Barriers to Local Food" by Maureen Carter-Whitney of the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP).

A Note on the Series

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  • vibrant rural communities; and,
  • a restored and protected natural environment.

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