Archive for Locavore

Are We Eating Ourselves to Death? (A Woodstock Forum)

fruits_veggiesOur patterns of food consumption, both individually and collectively, could have a major impact on the life of the planet far into the future. As business leaders pursue innovative solutions for a new “green economy,” municipalities begin thinking about “food security” and words like “locavore” make their way into our dictionaries, do religious traditions like Roman Catholicism have anything to offer?

Be a Locavore

melcherpic3Sarah Melcher
Department of Theology

My decision to become a ?locavore? ?one who commits to eating food grown or produced locally?dates back to April 19, 2005. That evening, Vandana Shiva was a speaker for the Ethics/Religion and Society lecture series. After her excellent lecture on the environment from a global perspective, I had the opportunity to talk with Vandana as we walked back to the Brueggeman Center. I asked what I might do to help with environmental issues. She said, ?Buy locally; eat locally. Raise as much of your own food as you can in your circumstances.?