Here's something to ponder:

What would it mean to you if you could only eat or drink things that grow within a 100 mile radius of your home. For me it means no sugar, no cacao (see Food of the Gods post), no green or red chile, no bread or tortillas. For the mister it means no coffee (that's the biggie), chocolate and chile. Vancouver, BC couple Alisa Smith and JB MacKinnon decided to try it out and you can read about it here.

The other day when we were working on our garden, the mister and I started talking about how eating locally grown food is equally as important as eating organically grown food. The organically grown hot house peppers and bananas that we get from Chile that we buy at the Whole Foods use up valuable resources to get to our table. While a 100 mile diet is too restrictive and not realistic, we're trying to focus on seasonal and locally grown food at our house these days - it's our way of reducing our footprint on this world.

For further reading on this subject check out Coming Home to Eat by Gary Paul Nabhan - an Agriculturist in Arizona who did a similar thing by eating within 200 miles of his house in Yuma. Not an easy thing to do...


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