Why Eat Local?

Supporting Farmers and the Globe

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

When we think about global warming we think about heating our houses and transportation, but eating healthy and local can help save the world, too. It typically burns an incredible 56 calories of fossil fuel energy in order to get one calorie of energy in celery from California to New York City.

Food journalist Michael Pollan encourages buying local food to conserve energy, support farmers, and preserve the natural landscape.

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We recommend these books as a foundation for educating yourself about health in the 21st Century.


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