The food on our plates is as important to our planet’s survival as it is to our own health. In California, the tools you need to make smart food choices are right at your fingertips.
Recipe for a Healthy Planet
Eat Locally and Seasonally. The impact on the environment of both long-distance food shipping and large-scale food production can’t be overstated. Did you know that the average meal travels about 1,000 miles before reaching your kitchen table?
But there is something you can do to help. You can buy local — farmer’s markets are great places for this — and eat fruits and vegetables that are in season to reduce the number of miles your food needs to travel.
March 12, 2013