Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Themes

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The Family's Food Choices

There were many dimensions to the food choices Barbara and her family made, especially during their year-long experience of focusing on locally-grown food. Their goals were to make choices that reflected their personal goals in life, which included doing right by their neighbors and making as little negative impact on the planet as possible.

A major point in their year-long experiment was the cost of producing food. They did not consider the bottom line a major factor in that cost, but had other criteria with a major factor being the amount of fossil fuels it took to produce and transport the item. The exact dollar figures were not important in their decisions, but they sought to make informed decisions about the overall cost in comparison to food available locally. Transportation was one of the simplest costs to consider. Bananas had to be transported great distances...

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