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Laurel Bellante visits a cornfield as part of her dissertation research in Chiapas, Mexico. Studying the work of a network of local, organic farmers and producers, she found that network members have been successful in defending small farmers, community economy and consumer health. (Photo: Kiri Escalante)

How One Mexican Network Encourages Local Food Production

May 29, 2017

UA researcher and 2013 Institute of the Environment Carson Scholar Laurel Bellante found that local and organic farmers in the Mexican state of Chiapas are crucial in driving the localization of food production, improved consumer health and organic farming.