Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Eating Healthy vs. The Environment

Most people want to eat healthy.  Some people include organic fruits and vegetables as part of their diet to achieve that.  What about the carbon footprint of that food?  If you live in a norther climate it is pretty tough to find produce in January.  Does getting your fresh, organic spinach shipped in from California or Mexico negate the positive aspect of it being organic?  Do you trade your health for the environment?  In my opinion, this is one of the toughest aspects of environmentalism for consumers.  What do you think and what choices do you make?

1 comment:

Kelly said...

This is a big struggle for me , but since I do grow some of my food & store it in addition to composting, recycling,etc.And I want to eat as much least processed foods as possible, I justify the purchase. My altimat goal is to by a farm and put up a big greenhouse tunnel to grow food in the winter.