This is a great article about the benefits of eating locally grown foods. I recently made a post on The Environmental Cost of Shipping Groceries Around the World. Not only is eating locally grown food better for the environment, it is better for your community!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Although the business of factory farming has made just about anything we want to eat available almost as soon as we want it, some are starting to question whether it's really the best thing for our communities, our health or the planet itself. In this occasional series, agriculture writer Susan Salisbury examines aspects of this switch-over and what it means for the future of food.
It's something he's done every day for 60 years.
"This is like giving ice cream to kids," White says, throwing handfuls of corn feed to several dozen honking, hissing geese crowding around him on a recent morning.
Because White, 80, runs White Enterprises, a farm off Old Dixie Highway in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Lake Park, the casual observer might think he's a quaint holdover from a time long past.
But looked at another way, James White actually is the face of the future.
Long before the "buy local" movement started becoming trendy, White was raising local food. And these days, he can't keep up with demand.