A local practice or economy that I think would have great value in our society in America is the raising of livestock and the growing of food. Today with the emergence of big corporations, the food industry has become more about efficiency and making the food more appealing. Even if this means growing, or raising food through unnatural processes. For instance cattle is typically fed corn in order to obtain higher caloric intake and as a result grow faster. However their stomachs are made to digest grass, not corn. Not only are they given unnatural diets, but they are also given growth hormones in order to grow more efficiently. This is an example of how big corporations are making our food much more unnatural and unhealthy for us to eat in order to process food more efficiently. This is where local farms could step in and supply our local supermarkets with the necessary food. By doing so could reduce the amount of processing and give us more natural, healthy food. This will give local communities more healthier food, as well as keeping the economy local as far as food goes. It will help create more local jobs and will help keep money in the community.