Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The 100 Mile Diet

I thought about starting something like this, well I lay in bed at night thinking about things like this anyway. With the rising costs of resource, it's becoming less practical to get corn from lets say Iowa, when I can buy fresher produce from a local farmer 20 miles away. Plus you eliminate the middleman/grocery store.

I think it's a great idea that gets you less dependent on corporations and business, and dependent on "People". Let's say there is a trucker strike and the grocery store has run out of groceries. Well if you have a strong community of local farmers you are not as vulnerable to those that wish to take advantage of situations like this. It's all about taking responsibility for ourselves.

The 100 Mile Diet is a quest for local food. A diet that’s based on eating what’s nearby and in season.


Why the 100 Mile Diet?
Because the freshest food is the healthiest for both people and the earth. In the United States food travels an average of 1,300 miles from the field to your plate. Local food is fresher due to its proximity, and this freshness helps retain nutritional value. It is also more secure, with food often traveling from the farmer’s hands directly to the eater.

It's a bit of anarcho-syndicalism.

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