Amongst the recalls and rumors, here it is almost Thanksgiving and I don't have too much nice to say about the turkey industry, I'm very sorry. I know that the poultry industry really started out with good concepts, but it truly has gotten out of hand. Antibiotics were once used to treat infection; not prevent it. Hormones are a dangerous thing no matter how you look at it. If they are medically called for as is sometimes the case in the aid of recovery for human beings and they should be scrutinized very carefully. But who in their right mind wants to eat that stuff??? Not me.
The more I read, the more it convinces me that I am doing the right thing by raising our own food (or even hunting) , trying to buy local whenever I can and to really notice where my food comes from if I do have to buy it from the grocery store. There are a lot of ways to go local folks; even at 9,000 feet in elevation. You don't necessarily have to grow the stuff yourself.
You can buy direct from the farmers, at a drastically reduced price. You can go online and buy from someone like Door to Door Organics; which obviously brings the stuff right to your door. Or there are a couple of great websites dedicated to the eating local movement. Eat Local Challenge is "a group weblog focusing on the importance of locally and sustainably grown food". But the best one to get the whole family involved in is Eat Local. It has a great animated feel to it that the kids will love and a down to earth way of explaining why it is so important to buy locally.
So come on Rebels and GSO readers, let's send those government cronies a message and tell them we chose to eat locally and sustainably. Let them hear your message through your purchases, tell your friends to do the same, that is where we hit them the hardest...in the wallet; quiet and peacefully.
Have a great day!