www.growveg.comThe 100 Mile Diet
Talk to anyone well versed in the issues of climate change or peak oil and conversation will inevitably turn to the need to source things more locally. The fact that supermarkets grow fresh salad ingredients in Africa, using valuable water and then fly them in to European markets is crazy from an ecological perspective. Most people can see the problems with air-freighted food but what if we were to take it several steps further and only eat what can be produced in our locality? Yes, that’s right – depend on the land around us as people did in past centuries, rather than a global food market. It may seem a bit extreme in the modern world but that is exactly what Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon set out to do in Canada in 2005.