The "food system" is:
Top Twelve Reasons to Eat Locally
86% of America’s fruits and vegetables are grown near metro regions, where they are in the path of development.
And every hour 125 acres (1.2 million acres annually) of farm and ranch land is gobbled up by development.
That's why supporting local food and farms is more important than ever!
(From No Farms No Food campaign of American Farmland Trust)