Green beans

Whenever we have pasta, we steam some green beans.

This time, even though we missed our farmers' market on Saturday, we found that Whole Foods had a few local produce items. So this time, we skipped the organic green beans from Mexico in favor of the conventional green beans from Milo, MO. Sure that's still a hundred miles away. But that's a heck of a lot better than 1400 miles, right?

So tell me, is it better to get organic if it has to travel a long distance, or is local more important?