Monday, February 23, 2009
Where'd Your Dinner Fly From?
Am I such a connoisseur that I need my diced tomatoes flown in from Italy? And am I so arrogant that I won't let a non-authentic Japanese noodle pass my lips?
This morning I spent 5 minutes pulling everything out of my cupboard. More than half the stuff had been shipped in from overseas. So I've taken a pledge to look for food grown in my community first.
They say the benefits are not only cutting down on food miles but also eating fresher food, creating social connections, cutting down on sprays and chemicals. I have to research the impacts on third world economies. There's more on local food here at www.kids.net.au.
This was inspired by Action 51 over at We Are What We Do.