Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Earth Update: Eat Local

Getting food at your nearest supermarket may be convenient, but listen to this: Many foods sold at supermarkets are shipped from far away. This is bad because the transportation used to ship the food long distances releases a lot of pollution. Also, the packaging on food, which is created in factories, uses a lot of natural resources. Opt for getting your fruits, veggies and snacks at your local farmer's market! You are getting the freshest foods and supporting two good causes: The growers of the food, and the environment!! If you don't have a farmer's market near you (aww...) there's an easy solution. Grow some things yourself! You won't have to look any further than your own backyard for fresh and delicious foods.

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