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Sustainability

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Reality or Myth?

Will eating locally grown foods reduce your carbon footprint? It’s estimated that the average meal travels well over 1,200 miles by truck, ship and/or plane before it reaches your table. Locavores often cite “food miles” — that is, the distance food is shipped to market — as a reason to eat local. Christopher L. Weber and H. Scott … Continue reading

Nourish Your Neighbors

Feeding the hungry is the challenge of America. It’s something that calls us all to help and change things for the better. By donating time, money or resources — just choose one of those that suits you. If you like to garden this project just might be for you. Creating a garden and growing food … Continue reading

Food Insecurity tells me the Dog Days are Not Over

Food insecurity is a reality for millions of Americans. According to the USDA, as of December 1, 2011, there are more than 50 million individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps. Recipients of the SNAP program include the homeless, elderly, disabled, unemployed and underemployed individuals and children from all … Continue reading

Subsidizing Sickness

Have you ever wondered why a hamburger at Mickey D’s costs less than a bunch of spinach? It IS odd isn’t it? You may not know it, but we’re subsidizing the production of hamburgers to keep them nice and cheap — all over the world. Our government spends billions of dollars in subsidies that go … Continue reading