Buying Local Benefits
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Buying Local Benefits

Several states have used the slogan "Buy Local" to encourage consumers to buy local products. The consumers are pushed to support their local farmers by buying locally grown vegtables and fruits. By buying food products grown locally, you can help stimulate the economy in your local area. Another benefit of buying locally grown foods, they are fresh and unpreserved.

Transportation has a major influence on foreign goods because it adds several costs that are not needed when buying local products such as the price of fuel.

Consumers who buy local also help support the local habitat buy allowing farmers to keep it rural farm land without ruining the land for the wildlife. Another benefit of buying local to the environment is it helps control the amount of pollution and the effects of global warming because of less transportation of the goods.

Resource used: http://local.answers.com/g/local/shopping/benefits-of-buying-local-products