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New Book Debunks Myths of Green Living

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Food grown locally, rather than far away, supports area farmers and is often fresher, but it makes little difference in the fight against climate change.

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Jason S (50)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 10:21 am

Anne F (17)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 8:45 pm
The report deserves study. UCS points out that growing meat for the table is very carbon intensive. "fruits and vegetables have a much smaller overall carbon footprint and transportation accounts for a higher share of their emissions than it does for meat, poultry or seafood", so that buying them locally is great!

greenplanet e (155)
Monday June 11, 2012, 9:42 pm
We really need to cut CO2 emissions from transportation and energy wastage, etc.

Jerry B (128)
Monday June 11, 2012, 9:59 pm
Noted thanks Kathy!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 3:20 am
thank you

Michael Barth (43)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 1:06 pm
Thanks for sharing. While I am not disputing the transportation emissions figure for the transportation of our food, I don't think we should necessarily dismiss not trying to improve it. While I will agree that there are things that are more polluting like how food is raised or grown and focus on how the food is raised or grown, we maybe should at the same time try to figure out how to decrease emissions from transportation too.

catherine Buchanan (113)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 2:08 pm
the fix is easy: tell our government to stop giving money to corporate farming and stop putting small family farms out of business.

Robert B (60)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 8:15 pm
David Kreutzer is with the Heritage Foundation. I personally don't give any credence to what that organization says or does. His book is a clever red herring to deny climate change in a very subtle way. The truth is that EVERY little thing we can do to cut emissions helps.

Kathy B (106)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 9:22 pm
Kudos to you David, something was just a little 'off' about the article, now I know what it is.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 3:16 am
That there are people trying to say climate change is not happening amazes me.
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