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How much does eating locally-produced food help the climate problem? What are the other potential environmental and social benefits of eating locally-grown/produced food? Do you have a food garden in your school or at home? If not, do you want one?




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Ball1   2021-10-11 21:14:01
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I think it is best if food is still industrialized because it isn't feasible to feed everyone just through farmers markets. However, I think industries should start reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by making the transportation vehicles they use based on renewable energy sources.

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Ball1   2021-10-11 21:11:32
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I think it would be best if there was still manufactured food, but shipping and transportation should use renewable energy based cars and trucks.

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malonesll2299   2021-10-07 11:30:10 (Last post: 2021-10-11 20:57:37)
Just grow your own food

Literally, just grow your own food. Its kinda easy

Moss_Elf   2021-10-11 20:57:37

Some people don't have time or money in order o just grow food. Even than gardening depending on the food can be a challenge depending on your budget (comming from someone who has been gardening they're entire life). With our increasing intense weather it makes this significantly more harder

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katherinefc   2021-10-08 20:22:13 (Last post: 2021-10-10 19:34:51)
Gardening

Eating home grown or locally grown food helps the climate problem because it reduces or eliminates the need for transporting food. My family has a garden in our backyard where we grow tomatoes, squash, strawberries, peaches, plums, etc. If you have the ability to, I would really recommend starting your own garden. Not only will you get fresh, delicious food, but the environment will benefit from it!

Ashtree   2021-10-10 19:34:51

I agree that growing food locally or at home helps global warming because it reduces/does not require transportation. If you grow food at home, you won't have to use your car and release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. Although you may have to use your car to get locally grown foods, it probably won't be too far to get there.

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Diego Berber   2021-10-08 16:37:02
Try and grow your own food

I believe that a way to make our human civilization more eco friendly is by producing our own vegetables. I myself have planted my own food for the past 2 years. Although I did harvest my own food, It was not my main source of food mainly because it takes time to grow. But, I did try it and I did see some benefits around my garden. The soil was more rich in natural nutrients and there was more life around my garden like bees, lady bugs, and caterpillars. All these animals, except the caterpillar of course, pollinated my plants and made them produce fruit. Growing your own food helps reduce the gases emissions in our planet because instead of buying food from the store that got there via transportation, we grow our own food while also benefiting the environment around it.

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Smith_5227   2021-10-07 23:41:38 (Last post: 2021-10-08 09:05:03)
Home/ Locally Grown Food

Home and Locally grown food help decrease the amount of traveling. This reduces the number of gases released into the environment from the vehicles used for you to get the products and the vehicles used to transport these products into our area. I do not currently have a garden at home, used to though when I was in my beginning years of elementary school. Home gardens are really fun and better for the environment.

angel_ochoa   2021-10-08 00:10:20

I agree and I like that you talked about how it also saves car gas from being released. I've never thought about that when thinking about how home gardens help the climate problem. I usually think about what you can get from the garden like being able to compost and not have your vegetables wrapped in plastic every time you need some if you choose to grow them. I also have a little garden where my mom grows small things like tea leaves. Home gardens are also really fun.

Ekin   2021-10-08 09:05:03

All your points are very relevant and I totally agree. If one does not live in a space in which they could grow their own food, they should check out their city's or town's local farmer's markets to buy their groceries at. Not only is the food in these markets tastier but they tend to be healthier since they are locally grown. This alternative would significantly reduce one's carbon footprint since local farmers use fewer resources to harvest their crops and don't spend as much fuel and money on transportation.

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Robynn.   2021-02-19 15:25:42 (Last post: 2021-10-07 17:23:47)
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I think it is very important to buy a majority of your food locally. For as long as I can remember my family has been buying our food from local or organic buisnesses. This way of life can benefit you in so many ways, for example a healthier diet. With a healthy diet, you will have more of the nutrients you need, making you more energetic and focussed. This is also a great choice for our environment. It also eliminates a lot of activity in the animal food industry.

myajg (Canada)   2021-02-19 23:58:12

I agree. Find out where all your produce is coming from. It just feels so much better to know where your food is coming from. It is also much healthier and better for the environment. Same with vegetables. Or even have your own garden.

Bkenny   2021-02-25 18:08:31

I agree with you. I think it can be very difficult to know where your produce and groceries really come from. In my area there are a few local farmers market but it is still difficult to only buy locally grown product as so much product is grown and shipped into chain grocery stores. Eating more locally grown food would be better for our environment as well as supporting local business.

maddij   2021-02-25 18:25:02

I completely agree with you. If you buy food locally not only are you helping your community but also heavily cutting down on CO2 emissions that would've been released by transporting those fruits or vegetables across the country. The elimination of the animal agriculture from your diet will also help the environment significantly.

Lulu W   2021-10-02 14:51:14

Locally grown and organic food is excellent. When you eat it you don't just feel way better and healthier, but you are also supporting your community. If you support your community by buying there food from a market or a farm stand, they will grow more. Really everyone should buy locally grown and organic food, and maybe even grow their own too.

SarahZ   2021-10-07 16:35:08

I agree as well. Not only does it support the community and cut down on CO2 emissions, but it also cuts down on the amount of pesticides and other chemicals used on the food. Most larger companies when growing food are more likely to use chemicals or preservatives on the food to make it last longer, while locally sourced and organic food is less likely to have it. Not only does that make the food healthier for us to eat, but it also provides less run off into the environment that could potentially hurt other animals.

wiggina   2021-10-07 17:23:47

I think that locally grown food may be better and have higher quality, it is more expensive which means those with lower income will not be able to purchase the food. Locally grown food also takes up much more space and resources because with mass produced food, you have an industry dedicated to maximizing output for least resources consumed, but local growers are only a team of people that won't have the ability to provide the amount of food required to sustain humanity. What's really needed is more regulation and inspection into the food industry to make sure they make food ethically and as cleanly as organic growers do.

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nishkabaliga   2021-10-07 13:42:53 (Last post: 2021-10-07 15:51:02)
Growing food in our own backyards

Lately, it has been more popular to purchase local and or organic food, but we could take it a step further by growing food in our own backyards. For example, we have vegetable garden and lots of fruit trees, and we use the produce often for our meals. This helps in a number of ways. First of all, we are eating natural food rather than processed food, which is not only healthy but better for the environment. Second of all, we are decreasing the amount of food that needs to be transported or delivered to stores or our doorstep, because we get our food from our own backyard.

dhiggins23   2021-10-07 15:51:02

I think this is great! Also, when having a garden in your backyard, you reduce the amount of food waste with compost. When growing food, you have to use compost to allow it to increase. When creating compost, we use food scraps, and using food scraps for your compost will reduce your food waste tremendously.

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Umut   2021-10-07 13:26:30 (Last post: 2021-10-07 13:47:48)
Environmental Impact home-grown products

Growing fruits and vegetables at home help reduce carbon emissions by reducing transportation of these products. Not only does reducing the number of huge diesel trucks off the roads eliminate their carbon emissions, we also reduce traffic which in turn saves the amount of idle time other vehicles spend in traffic, which again helps reduce carbon output. Also, who wants to drive to the grocery store.

Brilliance   2021-10-07 13:47:48

While I do agree growing fruits and vegetables at home is a good idea, it takes a very long time to grow these things. I can see this work if more people become farmers EVERYWHERE around the world as this would mean that no transporting fruits and veggiesssssssss. This seems unlikely to happen but who knows, 2020 was weird in itself.

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wiggina   2021-10-07 13:47:47
Mass-production versus home grown

Mass-production has a benefit of being more optimized for production because a company can specialize into research and investment into making as optimum of production for least supplies and carbon emissions. And, when home growing, you need spend resources getting extra water to your crops and you can't spend all your time refining your food production. But, these mass-producing firms are more easily corrupt and may start producing more fossil fuels and get away with it because them collapsing would cause a sharp decrease in food production and causing mass starvation depending on how big the company is.

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Inna. L   2021-10-07 12:37:29
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Grow your own food, it's nice, it's fun, you get your own food, it's cheaper (I think) all you have to do is keep the squirrels away, and you got a bunch of food now. It's better for the envirment and carbon emission and at the same time, this means your buying less food from the store, also means that less transportation invloved, also means less carbon. your backyard looks cool and not a plain patch of grass

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shrimps07   2021-10-07 12:33:27
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I agree that we should eat as locally as we can. Eating locally is more sustainable, since we don't have to use oil and gas to power the cars and planes that transport the food. Local food also tends to  use less pesticides and preservatives to keep the food fresh while it is being transported from place to place. Lastly, when food is local it tastes way better.

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