Saturday, August 18, 2007

A difference of opinion

Is this worth arguing about?


If a piece of fruit has to travel thousands of kilometres from warmer climes to Melbourne in the middle of winter – should we still buy it, even if it is organically grown?

Ok I have coffee from Columbia and red quinoa from Bolivia (at least it is fairtrade, Oxfam, Melbourne CBD) – those are necessities. Really! But strawberries I can wait a few more months for and grow in my garden.



Have you been reading ”Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” too? How are you coping with the eat local concept?

4 Comments:

Blogger Lucy said...

Have you read the Peter Singer book? He (like many) is a passionate advocate of fairtrade items traveling world-wide, but stops well short of strawbs flown half-way 'round the world to us out of season. Somehow they never taste right anyway.

The Kingsolver's excellent. Challenging me more and more.

10:00 am  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Singer hits you with a hammer and leaves you feeling a little dirty. Kingsolver tickles your resolve with a feather.

12:41 pm  
Blogger Lucy said...

Doesn't he?! Couldn't have put it better myself...

9:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the local concept is GREAT.. I ate at Zingara cucina last weekend and one of the meals was called "5 courses, within 50 KM from Melbourne".. pretty self explanatory. food was amazing.

2:51 am  

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