“The Math of Buying Local”We always encourage our friends to buy local, and support the St. Louis restaurants and organizations that buy local as well. We recently found this article in the Wall Street Journal, and think it gets to the point. Take a moment to read, and continue to buy local! “A Dozen Eggs for $8? Michael Pollan Explains the Math of Buying Local by Ben Worthen Michael Pollan, author of “Omnivore’s Dilemma” and other popular books, has become a figurehead for the local-food movement, which advocates buying in-season produce from nearby farms. Proponents say such food is healthier and that the way it is grown and shipped is better for the environment. But it often is more expensive. Mr. Pollan says the real problem is that subsidies keep the prices of some, largely mass-produced foods artificially low. Still, he tries to strike a middle ground between advocate and realist. In his Berkeley living room, the 55-year-old Mr. Pollan discussed where he shops for food and why paying $8 for a dozen eggs is a good thing…” Read the full article.
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