Central Florida Blogger Researches the Economy of Local Food


Ever wondered whether or not eating local food is sustainable?  Central Florida resident and blogger Natalie Costa did, so when she became part of International Center for Journalists’ McGraw-Hill Data Journalism Program, she set out tackle the topic.  According to Costa, the program gives journalists experience in reporting on topics related to minorities and other underserved populations using a variety of tools and techniques, including how to mine economic and financial databases. The resulting article, which is entitled “Eating Locally in Central Florida Economically Viable for Consumers,” explores the idea on both an individual and a community level, and can be found in its entirety on Costa’s website, backpackjourna.com