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6/2/13 10:29 A

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I am sorry this is so late compared to your original posting, but I just joined this team. I want to say that going that extra mile to ride a bike, buy organic, or buy from Co-ops is a great thing but all of us can't do it. It could be a money issue or time issue that is keeping us from participating.. I think that fact that you do a lot of fruits and vegetables is a great start for your family. I say carry on, and when you can you add whatever environmentally friendly choice you can then add. Every home is different; every circumstance needs modification. Many homes don't have fruits and vegetables because the parents don't have a good idea of what nutrition. Your already ahead of the game!

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3/3/13 11:57 P

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At our house we raise veggies in large pots in our small yard instead of flowers and we compost

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2/19/13 6:58 A

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Yes every little bit helps, thats why as soon as it gets warm enough here I going to restart my vegetable garden in my backyard. I already have my own compost maker and an area for the garden. Ill need lots of good tips on that though. emoticon

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2/18/13 3:08 A

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Yes, everything is not feasable to do for everyone. But, every little counts, so it's great that you eat so much veggies. It's just ideas what to do, and in a lot of American towns there are no biking lanes as in Europe, so it's not as easy.

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2/17/13 2:26 P

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Some of these ideas are all really nice in thought, but not very practical for a family that is low income or has children like my family. It would not be realistic of me to attempt to ride my bike to the local store, which the closest produce stand we have would take me probably an hr if I had to ride a bike there to do my shopping for a family of 5. Where would I put my food? What about bad weather? Here in florida one minute it can be sunshine and next it will start pouring down rain. Another thought is most produce, co op places do not accept SNAPS (food stamps), they usually only accept cash or debit card. I've also noticed a lot of the times the produce place I used to shop at was more costly for the same non organic produce as the grocery stores like walmart and publix. However I do mainly 90% of my shopping is fresh fruits and vegetables, non processed foods as possible. Thank you for sharing your article.

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2/11/13 3:45 A

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2/10/13 8:58 P

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Great info. I changed my eating habits about six weeks ago giving up processed foods, dairy and caffeine. I shop at the local Co-Op and love supporting the local farmers. Fruits and veggies Rule!

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9/25/12 3:17 A

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That's great... yes, it saves money too! That's an added bonus!

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9/24/12 11:53 A

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Thank you for sharing. Hubby and I try to do this as much as we can. We purchase 95% of our produce from the local markets, all coming from within about 200 miles of our location. We each minimally processed meats most of the time. We have become very aware of the amounts that we cook so that we do not have waste. By following these steps we have found that we have much more control of our food bill. Going to the local market alone saves us close to 75% over purchasing the same produce at the grocery chains.

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9/24/12 8:13 A

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Assume you guys are interested in this, since it's really about real, unprocessed food... I went to a lecture about eating for the environment, and i want to share a few notes on what we can do to help the environment:
www.eatmorevegetarian.com/environmen
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food-and-what-we-can-do-to-help/

Let me know if you have more good tips i can add!

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