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Why buy local?

Ferguson, Benjamin and Thompson, Christopher (2020) Why buy local? Journal of Applied Philosophy. ISSN 0264-3758

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Identification Number: 10.1111/japp.12459

Abstract

This article critically assesses the moral arguments that speak in favour of three consumer options: buying local food, buying global (non-local) food, and buying global food while also purchasing carbon offsets to mitigate the environmental impact of food transportation. We argue that because the offsetting option allows one to provide economic benefits to the poorest food workers while also mitigating the environmental impact of food transportation it is morally superior to the alternatives.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14685930
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > TX Home economics
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 14:57
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106498

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