This might seem a bit odd, but it is something that's been on my mind. I've been making a significant effort to eat as much locally produced food as is possible. My question is when it comes to meat, if something is locally produced, where is the 'processing' taking place? Is all processing taking place in large plants? I recently watched the movie, Fast Food Nation, and was really affected by some of the images. While it's not a problem for me to stay away from meat at low quality fast food places, I'm trying to figure out if buying organic meat at my local farmers co-op is any better or if that meat is processed along everything else.
Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.