Thursday, August 21, 2008

Green Giant

Yesterday my first Spud order came and I was quite chuffed with the whole process. I got a harvest box with fresh, local, organic produce and a few odds and ends. It gave me the total distance that my items had traveled in order to get to my door: 1411 km. I thought that seemed like a lot until I read that the average distance that things travel to get to the local grocery is just over 2500 km. Wow. Just another reason why someone needs to invent a machine like in Willy Wonka so you can send groceries across the country by breaking them into tiny pieces using television rays.

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