Monday, February 25, 2008

Carbon Fast for Lent: Reduce "Fly-In" Food

The Third Monday in Lent
“Cut the air miles. Don’t consume any food that you know has been imported by plane (apart from Fairtrade products).”

I thought it would be fun — or at least enlightening — to figure out where my food comes from. I don’t actually know how to tell if something was shipped in by air versus boat, truck, or rail. But the general idea from the folks at The Carbon Fast seems to be to eat locally. I’m game: I’m going to try to go all day eating only locally produced food. I’ll “live blog” the results at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Today’s mitzvah: Do you know where your food comes from? Consider investigating and trying a day of eating locally.

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