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Eating to save the planet – Times Online

It’s about sourcing locally, organically, sustainably, in season and leaving the Earth’s resources untouched.

So, thanks to this article in The Times, I now know there is a word for sourcing
and eating locally. Ecotarianism. Makes sense really. It might mean you have fewer options but the food is fresh and hasn’t burnt up carbon getting to you. It would also mean produce suppliers would have a ready made market they could count on. Will it work? Would everyone be a part of that? It used to be that way and then things changed. Quite a lot and more and more manufactured food came onto the market. We are lucky in that we have such a diverse make up to our culture, we wouldn’t want for choice in food options really. I just wonder whether the world could go ecotarian. I have made a big effort to buy local produce but the thing that gets me is the markets. We need some locally. All fresh food should be local and we have a big enough population to sustain it without it impacting on the markets in town.

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Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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