You Can Make a Difference

Both NPR and Time magazine are on board with the grassfed meat message this week.

The Diane Rehm Show on NPR today highlighted the importance of grassfed meat in “Going Green at Home”–small changes you can make to conserve energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Food choices–especially meat consumption–are carbon intensive due to the amount of corn they require and the fossil fuels it takes to raise and transport the animals.

And Time magazine’s article, “Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food,” nicely parallels Micheal Pollan’s message in The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

As Fedele Bauccio, co-founder of a catering company called Bon Appétit, says in Time, “Ultimately it’s going to be consumer demand that will cause change, not Washington.”

One way to cast your vote to change our country’s food choices is to buy organic at the grocery store. The bar code on the product registers your preference for marketing purposes, and sends a message to the marketeers of the corporations providing food in this country.

And, buying local, in season, and from grassfed meat, dairy, and egg farmers will put your money into those distribution channels instead of big corporate conglomerates. It may seem more expensive when you look at the price tag, but the price doesn’t account for the cost savings to our environment and your health.

It’s time to demand quality food!


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