I wonder about the environmental impact of my diet a fair amount. Four years ago I went pescatarian because of the increased efficiency of eating lower on the food chain and today I am essentially vegetarian.
Energy use and emissions of Carbon Dioxide and other greenhouse gases is tied to almost every section of agriculture. From the mechanized planting of seeds, inputs of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers to the transport of the food to the grocery store, what we eat has a tremendous impact on our carbon footprints.
On a college student's budget I often wondered where I could get the most value for my money, is it better to buy organics grown in Chile or a conventional crop produced in New York? Although the answer to that is still unclear any effort to buy local and organic produce is a large step towards reducing your food footprint.
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Boston Area Gleaners
91 Martin Street
Acton, MA 01720