Why should you eat locally?

Interested in how you can decrease your carbon (or food) imprint? Try eating locally by going to your local produce stores or farmers’ markets! It offers many advantages:

  • Money stays in your community
  • Reduces use in refrigerators
  • More likely to be organic
  • Less gasoline used for transport
  • Less packaging
  • Saves family farms

Also here’s a reason why organic eggs are essential to add to your diet as well:

  • More humane treatment of animals
  • Chickens are fed a vegetarian diet
  • No antibiotics
  • No pesticides in the hens’ food

Each positive consequence has happy consequences of its own: No pesticides in hens’ food means less pollution in the creeks near chicken farms; this allows fish to survive.  It also increase the market share of organic food for the hens.  Just as there are damaging ripple effects of industrial agriculture, there are helpful ripple effects in the new food economy.

From The Earth-Friendly Food Chain (pg. 11-12)

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