Past Event

SFDebate Asks Is Buying Locally Grown Food Just Market Hype?

Tue, Nov 24 2009 - 7:00pm

SF Debate Asks, Is Buying Locally Grown Food Just Marketing Hype?

Is buying locally really better for the environment and the community than buying generic grocery store products? Those supporting the locally grown food movement advocate for neighborhood business owners and argue that local options provide more environmentally friendly food and a boost for the local economy. However, some don’t buy it - figuratively and literally. Critics claim locally grown food uses too much land to produce the same amount of food and use inefficient delivery systems. Is the locally grown food movement just a pretentious and wasteful phase? Or is there a lasting potential for this trend? Come tell us what you think.
SF Debate is INFORUM's bi-weekly discussion group, and is structured somewhat like a formal debate. The speakers are the audience and we pose our arguments to support our views on the issue at hand.  To find out more about SFDebate or to register for this event visit,

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7-8:30 p.m. program
, $5 non-members