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FRESH FOOD: Summit On Eating Local

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An event in Ames Tuesday is focused on getting more people to eat local.

The Iowa Local Food Summit is being held on the Iowa State University campus at the Scheman Building until 5:00 p.m.

The summit is being run by the Iowa Local Food and Farm Program, which is part of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State.

After the summit, people can attend a local foods dinner, which starts at 6:00 p.m.

A recent study by an Iowa State economist showed if Iowans ate five servings of local fruits and vegetables in a day for three months out of the year, 4,000 additional jobs would be created.