Eating Local is GOOD for the Earth

GFC-email-banner-earth-day

Today is Earth Day! At the Good Food Collective, that’s a time for us to remember why we are so committed to local and organic foods. When we shop for food grown a little closer to home, eat a diversity of vegetables nurtured in rich, chemical-free soil, and support our farmers to preserve open space, we are making ecological choices with rippling benefits. We thought we’d share with you some quick facts about these benefits so that, together, we can Eat Well & Do Good.

Food Miles & Climate Change On average, U.S. food travels 1,500 miles before arriving to our plates (DeWeerdt). By choosing to purchase your fruits, veggies, and other items from local farms and producers, you are reducing the cumulative food miles traveled by your food and therefore the carbon emissions, which directly influences climate change.

Bio-diversity When you eat locally, you are typically buying products from smaller farms. These small farms are more likely to grow a wide variety of crops instead of cultivating a mono-crop, such as corn or soy. Growing many different crops on a single farm protects biodiversity and ensures long-term food security.

Soil Health The environmental impact of food also depends on how it is grown. By choosing local food grown and produced by farmers that use organic, mindful methods, you are ensuring that no harmful pesticides, herbicides, or the like are contaminating the soil, and inevitably the surrounding water sources. Such chemicals have been linked to CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder in bees) and numerous other environmental crises, not to mention the implications they have on your health.

Responsible Land Development By supporting your local farmers, you are voting to preserve green spaces and farmland, therefore supporting responsible land development.

The simple act of eating locally positively affects our Earth in numerous ways. So, let us nurture our Earth by simply voting with our forks. Let us choose to Eat Well & Do Good with The Good Food Collective.

Resources: DeWeerdt, S. (n.d.). Is Local Food Better?. Worldwatch Institute. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6064


JOIN THE GOOD FOOD COLLECTIVE


In good food,
Shelly

Shelly Thomas - Manager of Member Services

One Response to “Eating Local is GOOD for the Earth”

  1. bodycon 3/4 sleeve dress May 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    Finally whatever your shape don’t forget to add accessories, accessories,
    accessories. ” The pillbox hats, white gloves, pastel coats and skirts all make Jackie O’ a permanent fashion icon, one who will keep on influencing styles several decades from now. There are the peoples and the personalities who are in the news for the fashion of their style, dress, and their hairstyle, what they follow will be modeled by their followers. You can also find those individuals what person hunt for any bargains, not very concerned with the fashion aspect. but this time, instead of the glitz and glamour, the actress went for an edgier look with a black Zuhair Murad leather dress, which she paired with black Christian Louboutin pumps. However with the passage of time, the trend is changing and celebrities are introducing their own line of dresses. There are pressure points inside the upper arms and thighs in the groin area. A body-con dress is a perfect to-have dress in ones wardrobe but there are things that need to be considered before choosing a bodycon dress for your own self. Although the collection is inspired from the cheongsam, still the designer retains the uniqueness of the collection through avoiding the overused features. American Eagle is a brand that brings you high-quality trendy clothing at affordable prices that target the college lifestyle.