Why Eat Local?

Supporting Farmers and the Globe

Michael Pollan on the impact of not eating locally-grown food

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When we consider global warming, we often focus on heating our homes and transportation. However, adopting a healthy and locally-sourced diet can also contribute to saving the planet. It’s astonishing that it takes around 56 calories of fossil fuel energy to transport just one calorie of celery from California to New York City.

Renowned food journalist Michael Pollan promotes the idea of buying locally produced food as a means to conserve energy, bolster farmers, and protect the natural landscape.


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