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How being a locavore might add to global warming

Being a locavore means trying to eat foods grown locally, say within 100 miles from home, but in much of USA, local agriculture is cattle ranching.  Beef cattle.


Cattle grazing is much of what one sees within 100 miles of towns in places like eastern Montana.  Not the best place to grow tomatoes, but cattle can graze.  Problem is, cattle create methane which is a greenhouse gas.  One recommendation for reducing greenhouse gas emission is to eat less beef.  That might mean being…


Added by Robert Ashworth on February 5, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Food shortages never seem to materialize here at least

Seems like food is a bargain compared to the rent or mortgage costs that most people have to pay.  I'm lucky because my rent is fairly reasonable, but folks I know are nearly broke just writing out their rent checks.


As oil gets more expensive, it seems like food is what people think about first.  They say it's going to make food, which uses fossil fuel in its production, scarce.  Strategies for dealing with this situation revolve around growing more of our own food and even…


Added by Robert Ashworth on January 17, 2011 at 9:51pm — 1 Comment

After open house gathering on May 8

There was sure a lot of interesting threads of conversation started at that meeting. As someone who came for the first time, I was impressed.

Of many questions and topics which came up, I remember someone commenting that he thought there needed to be more motivation for people to make changes than just peek oil. Well, here is another motivation. Health. I think about this a lot using the bicycle as my means of transportation. Even if one person's action is just a drop in the bucket… Continue

Added by Robert Ashworth on May 14, 2009 at 2:50am — 1 Comment

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