If restaurants and your local grocery store closed tomorrow?

Categories: How To
Published on: April 15, 2015

Huffington Post / Joseph Agoada / 14 April 2015

EMPTY-SUPERMARKETWhat can you do as a consumer? A deeper understanding of where your food comes from is a first step. By buying from local producers, you contribute to strengthen the self-reliance of your region while reducing the dependence on food imports and at the same time minimizing the carbon footprint of your food. Try to buy most of your food from organic farms (fertilizer overuse creates soil acidification which in turns reduces yields and pollutes water, killing fish and other food sources) and buying in season reduces the chances that your food is being transported from far away. Consider what it might take to become self reliant, even a hobby garden can help you get closer to how your food is grown and allow you to be more knowledgeable and aware of the rising food insecurity problem.