This is interesting. The 100 mile diet – eating only food grown within a 100 mile radius of home – as a way to help save the planet. The proponents of this diet cite a study in Iowa found that a regional diet consumed 17 times less oil and gas than a typical diet based on food shipped across the country.
I have to admit that the food from the local market here in Moncton seems to taste much better than most of the stuff from the supermarket.
But if we all ate local, wouldn’t that put the screws to the agri-economies of the Third World?