Wednesday, March 25, 2009

True Cost of Food

Hello Gardeners!

We talked a bit about food systems, but to wrap it all up, watch this 15 minute video put out by the Sierra Club called the true cost of food. If the link doesn't work just google 'true cost of food'. Comment on the video and at least one other person's comment.

What was your impression? Did anything in particular stand out? Have you considered these other implications when buying or eating? How does food affect the environment, economies, communities, your health? How does this relate to learning to grow some of your own food?

Have fun!


  1. Another question to consider. What are the benefits and drawbacks of a global or national food system? What about a regional or local system?

  2. many food we eat everyday is made of chemical substances and they put this thing not to be decayed. Like this video, using chemical in the food is very harmful and dangerous that effect or body and environment.So, we need to eat fresh food !!

  3. that freaks me out...i don't trust alot the foods anymore because of all of the chemicals that get pumped into them. its scary

  4. this is really cool, it's crazy...not knowing where your food comes from.

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