Friday, June 6, 2008

Food for Thought

"If every U.S. Citizen ate just one meal a week (any meal) composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country's oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week. That's not gallons, but barrels. Small changes in buying habits can make big differences. becoming a less energy-dependent nation may just need to start with a good breakfast." -Steven L. Hopp* (I added all those italics...you know me...have to be all dramatic and stuff.)

Now you all know my "thing" about the organic craze. Not that I don't like organic foods, or food growers...all power to them, but I also am not going to tar and feather someone for using 10-10-10 on their garden...I am no stranger to miracle grow to be really honest. And I do get a little irritated with the Organic Mom Militia that seem to think that I am poisoning the world because my kids have had refined sugar in their lifetime...so all extremists aside...

But it does make you stop and think just a little bit about how far our food travels to get to our plate, so maybe, just maybe, (not just the organic thing,) but what if we start seeing our cafeterias get their apples locally instead of from Washington State etc... we can start to see our carbon foot get a little smaller. Just food for thought.

*a quote from "Vegetable, Animal, Miracle" You know, that book I am going on and on and on and on and on about? Yeah that one. And Steven Hopp? Well, that is the man smart enough to marry Ms. Kingsolver.

1 comment:

JenHen said...

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