Monday, November 17, 2008

Finding the Best, Local Food Near You Just Got Easier

Before you go to Hardees this morning and order up that Pork Chop and Gravy Biscuit:

From Alternet
The Eat Well Guide is the best new online tool for foodies, farmers and anyone who cares about sustainable eating.

Food is making big headlines, and it's about time.

In a year marked by rising food prices and riots throughout the world, we've seen what happens when the reality of our energy, climate and water crises collides with trying to feed a planet.

As Vandana Shiva writes in her newest book, Soil Not Oil, "The era of cheap food and cheap oil is over." Add to this changing precipitation patterns, melting glaciers and increasing drought from climate change, and we have a recipe for disaster.

Michael Pollan has warned the next incoming U.S president, "What this means is that you, like so many other leaders through history, will find yourself confronting the fact -- so easy to overlook these past few years -- that the health of a nation's food system is a critical issue of national security. Food is about to demand your attention." more here