SocraticGadfly: Locavores shouldn’t be so smug

August 22, 2008

Locavores shouldn’t be so smug

Contrary to previous pronouncements, government studies claim eating locally reduces your food-portion greenhouse gas effect only 4 percent. The bigger problems are the “intensity” of today’s agriculture, and the amount of it that goes to beef and dairy. If you really want to reduce your carbon footprint, cut back on meat, especially beef. (And keep pushing Congress to raise federal grazing fees to fair-market levels.)

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