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I think local food is different than other products. Local food can be fresh food (it doesn't have to be, but it can be). Food from China (or from any long distance) is generally not fresh - it must be processed in some way to preserve it. that may mean picking it before it is ripe (less nutritious), or processing it in ways that take away good stuff (micronutrients) or adding bad stuff (synthetic preservatives).
Michael Pollin's writing is an excellent resource on this.
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