Here is a really fascinating article on how the distance food travels impacts our carbon footprint. Not surprisingly, it’s significantly more complicated than the blanket statement, “the closer to your home it’s grown, the better.” Sometimes you serve the environment well by buying lamb raised in Australia. To find out why and how (my two favorite questions!), read the brief op-ed article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/06/opinion/06mcwilliams.html?_r=3&oref=slogin
I love the author’s conclusion that we should capitalize on our geographic and regional advantages when it comes to producing food. In many ways, south-east Texans are very blessed because of the year-round growing season.