NEWS WATCH: POLL: CONSUMERS FAVOR LOCAL FARM PRODUCTS

NEW YORK -- A majority of Americans said it's important to know whether food is grown locally or regionally, a just-completed Roper Public Affairs poll shows. The survey, funded by LaFarge, Wis.-based Organic Valley Cooperative, indicates 73% of respondents said it's important for them to know if products are locally or regionally grown. The percentage was largest in the Northeast, where 83% said

NEW YORK -- A majority of Americans said it's important to know whether food is grown locally or regionally, a just-completed Roper Public Affairs poll shows. The survey, funded by LaFarge, Wis.-based Organic Valley Cooperative, indicates 73% of respondents said it's important for them to know if products are locally or regionally grown. The percentage was largest in the Northeast, where 83% said it is important for them to know where products are grown. Overall, 85% of consumers trust sma

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