Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Local = Green?

As usual, the media gets it about half right. The New York Times recognizes the idea of eating local as partially motivated by environmental concerns, but they don't even seem to consider whether there may be additional reasons to eat local, such as health, taste, or supporting the local economy. Nor do they recognize that eating truly local generally also means getting food that is more sustainably produced in many ways. All the meat I buy from local farmers is pastured. The produce I buy from local farmers is produced using fewer chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

4 comments:

Matthew said...

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Idaho Locavore said...

All the meat I buy from local farmers is pastured. The produce I buy from local farmers is produced using fewer chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

Exactly! Plus, the meat you've bought hasn't been sitting in a gas filled plastic container for days on end (by which time, bright red color or no, it might or it might not still be fit to eat) and the produce hasn't lost all its vitamins during days of transport.

Lissa said...

Where can I buy locally grown/pastured meats?

lg

valereee said...

Lissa, there are a number of local farmers who raise pastured meats! If you join the CinciLocavore group (button is at the top of the blog main page) you can access our database, which has lots of local producers!