Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Eat Locally... Globally!

Just found this wonderful article from FoodFirst.org that ties into other posts I've written about local food economies:

"Going Local on a Global Scale"

The article gives further details on the environmental impacts of shipping food cross-country as well as more information on the impacts of food trade.

Worth a read!


At 9/20/2005 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. I know my individual choices do make a difference but this article was helpful in understanding some of the logistics behind food choices. I just recently noticed some apples at the store from New Zealand! That seemed so bizarre to me (not to mention not fresh or appealing) but now I am looking closer to make sure I buy food from the US, preferably my own state. I am fortunate to live in California where a lot of different food is grown.

I also want to add that your cabbabe recipe from Saturday sounds great. I hope to try it out soon.

At 9/21/2005 7:34 AM, Blogger The Baklava Queen said...

Glad you like it! I thought it summed up some of what I've read this year in a more succinct format.

And good grief! Why are we importing apples from other countries at the time of year when our own apples are being harvested? And when so many varieties are available to us locally? Heck, I've bought three different varieties of apples locally this month... and I've barely scratched the surface of what's available in my own county, let alone state.

OK, rant off. :)

Hope you enjoy the cabbage soup, Lori... I'm still very content to eat some of it every day. :)


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