We don’t give much thought to food security here, where we’re only a short drive away from pretty much anything we could think of buying to eat. From supermarkets to farmers markets, our tables are laden with comestibles from near and far. But as blizzards and hurricanes exacerbated by climate change have shown, we’re really only a few days away from empty shelves.
All this trucking and flying of food around the nation and the world has come at a high cost: its carbon footprint. This can’t continue if we want to have a habitable planet. And the agribusiness model that produces most of our food, besides being fossil-fuel-based, is destroying the soil, water table, and our health; it’s got to go, too. Even many traditional home gardening practices need to change to sustainable ones.
Read more here: Food security: Where do we stand? | Saugerties Times.