Comments on: Food Consumption as a Means of Environmental Stewardship http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:49:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Michael http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/#comment-15325 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:16:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1097#comment-15325 Going green is a must for this generation if we must live a lasting legacy for the coming generation. The problem we face is that going green may not be simple for everyone because of what we are used to. But let’s be determined to achieve this.

I hope this helps.

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By: Caroline@BudgetMEals http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/#comment-15324 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:24:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1097#comment-15324 Why is it that the healthiest food for you is the most expensive? You’d think most things start out natural and don’t need much intervention, so why do they charge you an arm and a leg?

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By: Shadows of Pikes Peak http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/#comment-15323 Sun, 22 Nov 2009 20:02:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1097#comment-15323 Where I live, we have Farmers Markets every day,at different locations in town. On the week-end, there are several on the same day.
But now the growing season’s over and so are the Farmers Markets. Time to start eating produce from Mexico and other countries, unless you’ve stored your fresh food from the summer, canning, freezing, and by using low moisture, bug proof storage areas for other food.

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By: Rob Lawrence http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/#comment-15322 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:56:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1097#comment-15322 James – thanks for the helpful suggestions. You may want to review one of my earlier EPA Blog postings on what individuals can do to reduce electricity usage. Check out the March 31, 2009 entry by either scrolling through the “older entries” or using the “Energy” subject heading in the right-hand column. I suggest the latter approach.

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By: James Bradsure http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/#comment-15321 Fri, 25 Sep 2009 08:24:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1097#comment-15321 It’s hard sometimes trying to be green, it is not a case of not wanting to fight climate change, sometimse we are just in such a hurry with other
pressing things in our lives, we are all guilty of shifting priorities.

Being mindful of climate change, and helping stop deforestation and carbon emissions is important to most of us. Though it is not about being on the news chained to a tree or walking across the country to raise awareness about environmental issues.

It’s about developing a habit of treading softly on our Earth, turning
lights off when we are out of the room. The TV off unless we are sitting in front of it, turning off the computer and the mobile phone charger at the wall out let. Little things that will have an impact on global
warming
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Thanks for reading

James
Our-Environment.com

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By: Rob http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/#comment-15320 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:28:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1097#comment-15320 Ask plenty of questions. Not only will you engage the sellers, but your interest in locally grown products will reinforce the concept that there is a consumer market to support the local agriculture community.

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By: Rob http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/#comment-15319 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:24:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1097#comment-15319 Depending on your location, the person you buy from is the farmer who grew the produce or raised the livestock. That was the case when I visied the Red Stick Farmers Market. In larger markets, the sellers buy from several farmers and they may or may not know about the use of pesticides. But it never hurts to ask.

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By: Alan Gregory http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/#comment-15318 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:28:42 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1097#comment-15318 I’ve been thinking of this a lot these days, especially in light of the fact that a well-known gasoline retailer plans to construct a new mega station only a half mile away. There goes quality of life and an increase of local air pollution, including carbon dioxide.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/#comment-15317 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 04:47:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1097#comment-15317 Locally grown food is much fresher and the prices at the farmers markets are often less than in the supermarket. We have a farmers’ market on Saturdays in Dana Point close to the county library. You can’t go by signs saying growed in California. I found that out when I got a letter from the FDA about phroduce from a California farm might have salmonilla. But the thing was the packaging. The FDA said the packaging had the name of a California farm on the labal; but, the actual produce was grown on a farm in Mexico. At the local farmers market, there is less likelyhood of being any surprises. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/food-consumption/#comment-15316 Sat, 19 Sep 2009 06:09:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1097#comment-15316 Excess consumption of certain foods may also contribute to the process as will medications such as diuretics.

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