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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 11 2011,11:53   

Quote (fnxtr @ Mar. 11 2011,11:25)
It's been fashionable in my part of the world (Vancouver Island) to consider the 100-mile diet, i.e., only eat things that grow within a hundred miles.

Nice idea, but not only would my neighbours and I have to give up oranges, bananas, coffee, tea, cocoa, and similar exotica, we couldn't even make bread, unless it was corn bread, or made somehow from potato flour.

So, paradoxically, while we have become a global village in the sense of commerce/trade/necessities, the village itself is so gigantic that its individual members are like the guy in the Total Perspective Vortex.

"What then, must we do?"  

I dunno. Don't buy Nike's.  Yeah, look for fair trade products.  Walk or take the bus when you can.  Share information, like what a scam CFL's are. Knowledge is power.

Share information?  Do we need to get Joe in here too?

"Just think if every species had a different genetic code We would have to eat other humans to survive.." : Joe G

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