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When you do eat out in restaurants, ordering local wines and specialties not only reduces food miles but also helps protect local farmers from large foreign suppliers. The Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, points out that 50% of the world's poor are small farmers who cannot compete with competition from cheap, mass-produced and imported food.
You can find restaurants in the U.S.A. that use local farmers' products by visiting www.dinegreen.com