Comments begin in April of 2010 so this article is definitely recycled. Still timely perhaps but just saying. Doing a search also offers several articles on SP telling us what to buy organic. And on my sidebar, I see a recipe for a pear and spinach salad and on November 26th. I live in Indiana, so while I could possibly still find locally grown spinach, pears? Not so much. They would be in cold storage somewhere and probably not here. So there is some hypocrisy going on, and not just on SP.
I walk the tightrope of healthy foods/environment. My meats are local, humanely raised and no GMO feeds. But we seldom just have meat, starch, vegetable, meats are used in stews and the like. Unfortunately, it is difficult here to find organic fruits/veggies any time of the year, locally grown that is. Even at the farmers' markets, if one asks, foods are not organic or one pays up to 2.00 per pound extra just to get "pesticide free" (and from the Amish no less).
But back to my earlier point and that is we see recipes often daily that we want to try, ingredients for it are not necessarily local nor seasonal. And this is everywhere. SP, Clean Eating, Living Well, just a few. The challenges of offering new and healthy dinners vs local or shipped foods is well entrenched in our lifestyles. Seems like we can not win for losing.
- 11/26/2013 7:38:49 AM