Laying out the case for eating local…it just makes sense!
Originally posted on The EcoBeat:
EcoBeat Staff – Just a hundred years ago, almost every one ate local. It wasn’t a trend or a restaurant fad; it just simply wasn’t possible or cost effective to eat a banana every morning with breakfast or avocados with lunch. The rise of trains and fossil fuels paved the way for refrigeration and transportation of food across distances we never believed were possible. Fresh vegetables entirely out of season were available for purchase a continent away. As the means of shipping became more and more affordable, so too did food. We were able to spend less per capita on food than ever before, and we loved it. Nutrition had the immense potential to improve, and improve it has, but not everywhere or for everyone. We now face questions such as how to deal with childhood obesity, an issue that stems fundamentally from a lack of nutrition and whether or…
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