This is definitely the best article I’ve read explaining, concisely, why local food seems “expensive” compared to food bought at large scale grocery stores. Environmental externalities, unpaid costs generated by large scale meat production, will eventually have to be paid by someone, probably the public. Right now subsidies make our food cheap, we will just have to pay the price later.
Coalition partner, the American Land Conservancy (ALC), has recently worked with a private land owner to voluntarily place 5,940 acres of critical wildlife habitat and working ranchlands in Shasta County under easement. The JS Rancheasement was funded by the Natural Resources Conservation…
There are many foods your family consumes on a regular basis that you could make yourself with minimal effort. It may be convenient to pick up a can of spaghetti sauce or a jar of strawberry jam, but ready-made foods are usually worse for both you and the planet because they contain more fat, salt and sugar and use more packaging.
I love these. But… (and this may be wrong, so feel free to chastise me) I heard that the energy saving bulbs depicted in one of these posters were actually not that great for the environment, because the materials needed to produce the bulbs are hazardous. Just sayin’