"oily food" (or: "preaching to the converted")

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Amy Martell

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Jun 23, 2010, 10:32:15 AM6/23/10
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Slightly OT, but relevant.  Probably most of you know this already, but for those who don't or for those who want an additional talking point about why eating locally is so important, here's a great excerpt from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kinsolver, talking about the relationship between our oil dependence and our food economy.
 
 
"A quick way to improve food-related fuel economy would be to buy a quart of motor oil and drink it.  More palatable options are available.  If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week (any meal) composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country’s oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week.  That’s not gallons, but barrels.  Small changes in buying habits can make big differences.  Becoming a less energy-dependent nation may just need to start with a good breakfast. "

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