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Friday, March 04, 2005

NEWS: Local versus global

Yesterday in the UK newspaper, The Independent, there was a fantastic article about something City Hippy has failed to mention thus far but something that actually is an important part of the whole green and fair circle. The importance of buying local!

The article, titled 'Buy local produce and save the world: why food costs £4bn more than we think' summarises a study published in Food Policy which shows that the cost of moving food around needs to be factored in to our thinking when it comes to consumption.

I recommend that you all go and read it. Then try and buy local as much as possible.

Our priorities when confronted by a choice between 'organic from far away' and 'local but not organic' produce? Buy local first, then organic but always as ethical as possible.

For more information about why the whole 'Local' issue is important please check out the International Society for Ecology & Culture


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