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    Jennie-O Recall: Changing how we define local

    The U.S.D.A recently recalled 55,000 pounds of Jennie-O frozen turkey burger patties, citing concerns of Salmonella. (Read more here.) Although Jennie-O is a Minnesota company, based in the Willmar area, recalls like this help shine light on the definition of ‘locavore’ and what it means to support the local food movement. 12 people have been reportedly sickened by the product in 10 different states (a first indication that Jennie-O might not qualify as a locavore brand). Here’s what I consider when buying local: 1. How closely can you trace the production of the food? My best choices are foods that I produce myself or that I can identify all of…