Eating One Organic Meal a Week Can Help Save the Environment

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“If every [U.S. citizen] ate just one meal a week (any meal) composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country’s oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week. … Small changes in buying habits can make big differences.”

This is a quote from a book written by author Barbara Kingsolver along with her husband and daughter. It talks about their family’s experiment growing their own food. I have taken to heart the advice from the quote above and resolved to serve myself and my family at least one organic meal a week.

We grow a few potted vegetables in our backyard and make several harvests in a week. If we are unable to consume all that we’ve harvested, we give them to neighbors. We also get organic eggs from a community seller who runs an organic farm at a nearby province. This means that we enjoy pesticide-free and hormone-free produce that are delivered to us using less fuel. Indeed, small things can go a long way.

Have you tried growing your own food or consuming at least one organic meal per week?

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