Consumers are becoming increasingly cognisant to the importance
of food provenance, paying much greater attention to the food
supply chain. Although ‘country of origin’ labelling is nothing new,
it can have a significant influence on consumers’ purchasing, and
is why businesses such as McDonalds advertise the local source
of their vegetables and meat products. Increasingly, for many
consumers “locally sourced” is no longer sufficient, and they want
to know how that food has gone from field-to-fork.