Where I Stand
by: Emily Moore
Agricultural, Food and Rural Affairs
Development leads to a stem of other concerns also. The more development, the less farmland and the less locally grown food. Locally grown food is a necessity to both our economy and our environment. When farmers send food to other places they only receive a percentage of the cost of the food back, whereas when they sell food locally the receive the full value. Local food can help prevent global warming because it requires less transportation and less greenhouses. Leaving farmland to grow local foods is very important. My concern is that the development of land does not leave any farmland.