Local is lekker! When we eat food that has been grown locally, we reduce the distance that our food travels from its place of production to reach our table. If your food travels a shorter distance to the table, less carbon is emitted during the process of transportation, which means that your food has less impact on the environment. Buying locally produced food is also an effective way to support South African food producers – which reduces poverty – which reduces environmental degradation.
Source: the Enviropaedia