Awesome post from Domaphile about the importance of buying local, and reducing our carbon footprint!
With all this talk of composting, why don’t we move up the food-chain a bit and talk about all the things that happen to food before it ends up in your compost bin? Food gathering in this country is complex, to say the least, and I suppose it would be safe to say that the majority of the food gathering that goes on in this country happens via the supermarket following a food chain that looks a lot like this charming yet disturbing flow chart created by Rahul Kamath:
Crazy, right? But even if one tries to minimize dependence on this model by limiting grocery store shopping in lieu of Community Supported Agriculture and Farmer’s markets, it can’t be totally avoided. We live in Manhattan. It’s an island. Everything in our kitchen had to be brought here one way or another (see nos. 3, 5, 7, and 9 on the…
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