Posts Tagged ‘locavores’

  • The externalities created by attempts at energy efficiency can be positive or negative.

    Energy Efficiency Surprises

    May 14, 14 • 459 Views • No Comments

    Our Wednesday Environmental Issue: Trying to optimize energy efficiency, we might have unexpected results. First, where we live… Referring to an environmentally friendly community where he once lived, New Yorker writer David Owen described his 750...  [read more]

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    Cost and Benefit: Buying Local Produce

    May 26, 13 • 339 Views • No Comments

    I saw this picture in an Upper West Side NYC blog:   Evidently horrified, one Zabar’s shopper said, “Can you believe that from all the farms in New York, ZABAR’S is selling GARLIC from CHINA!!!!!???” (Zabar’s is a gourmet...  [read more]

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    Should We Buy Local?

    Jun 21, 12 • 270 Views • No Comments

    I just finished an omelette with eggs and spinach from a nearby farm. It tasted good, I supported local business and I helped the environment. You could say that I had my cake (but it was spinach) and ate it too. But, here is the surprise. If you care about...  [read more]