Gallandt quoted in Times Record article on local lettuce, supply chains

Eric Gallandt, a professor of weed ecology at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Times Record article on locally grown lettuce. Springworks Organics, a Lisbon company founded by a Bowdoin College student, is providing a locally sourced sustainable option for greens at a time when more people are thinking about where their food comes from, the Times Record reported. Gallandt spoke to the challenges of tracking the origins of food-borne illness in places like California and Arizona, which have large farms of romaine, and the benefits of reducing the size of the supply chain. “With local farmers, they typically know exactly where stuff comes from. The motivation is extremely high, because chances are they’re out there looking their customer in the face every day,” Gallandt told the Times Record.