So you’re a vegetarian. You’re leading a good life free from eating animals and generally find yourself healthier because of it. There’s a good chance you’re also interested in helping the environment just a bit. But were you aware of just how damaging it can be to everyone involved when you buy food from other parts of the nation, or even the world? Eating local can be tough, but there are some pretty critical facts you should be aware of before you head to the supermarket again.
When someone tells you to “buy local,” what does that mean to you? Naturally, buying local tends to mean simply purchasing food that’s been grown relatively close to where you live, say within 100 miles, or even 50. Living off food grown and packaged within 100 miles of where you live can be tough to manage, but learning how can be immensely beneficial to the environment as trucks don’t have to drive as far to deliver the goods. Plus, the less travel time it takes trucks, the more money is saved to the company, savings that hopefully trickle down to you as the consumer.