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Energy-intensive food

We hope you’re not already bored by media coverage of global warming, because it’s a topic that is going to be with us for awhile--as in “geologic time”. Energy, environment, population, food, individually and together, will be on the front burner from now on.We wrote, recently, that buying locally grown food would reduce your carbon footprint. Below, from an interview with Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization, some discussion of just how energy-intensive agriculture has become.McNally: Our current way of feeding ourselves in America is unsustainable. Everything on our plates ... Read more

How Green Was My Spinach

The planet is warming. Every person and every business should consider the carbon impact of every purchase. Pringle Creek does. Unfortunately, most people and businesses don’t care enough to do that thinking. Governments will need to tax carbon, we suspect; people and businesses do care about prices.For now, those of us who care could use more information. From The Daily Score, the weblog of Sightline Instititute, “Look for the Onion Label:”British supermarket chain Tesco--apparently, the world's fourth-largest retailer--is going to start labelling the carbon footprint of its foods. Most of the remainder of the Daily Score item is about ... Read more

More Battle-of-the-Locavore photos

September 2008 Battle of the LocavoreNice sign!Young locavoreHomes of the future on displayGreat conversations about foodVoting and eatingDish descriptionLocal grapesGiving out the prizesThe awards ceremonyKids love to climb this oak tree nurse logVotingFresh local fruitThe local labor family garden basil pesto pastaEach dish had an ingredient list with source Read more
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