I love the first sentence of this article from Terrapass: “We’ve all been there.” Huh? Who is the “we” to strains over organic vs. local foods in the grocery store?
Conservation tip: prioritize organic over local for a caprese salad | | TerraPass: Fight global warming, promote alternative energy
Weâ€™ve all been there. You missed the weekend farmerâ€™s market and are standing at the supermarket salivating for a caprese salad trying to decide between locally-grown non-organic tomatoes and the organic tomatoes shipped from some far-off place. Which one do you grab?
Apparently, the energy used to transport food in bulk isn’t particularly high, so if carbon consumption is your #1 factor in picking groceries, this may be a big deal. However, there are other things that matter too, like freshness.