Saving the world

one brussel sprout at a time. Well, that may be a bit grandiose. But this quote from Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” (which I just finally started reading) really floored me:

“If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week (any meal) composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country’s oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week. That’s not gallons, but barrels. Small changes in buying habits can make big differences. Becoming a less energy-dependent nation may just need to start with a good breakfast.”

Isn’t that crazy? 1.1 million barrels of oil every week. Every week!

The mind boggles.

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5 Responses to Saving the world

  1. karl says:

    you are speaking to the choir on this point. happy birthday Olivia.

  2. farm mom says:

    LOVE that book!! :)

  3. frugalmom says:

    Ooohh I love me some brussel sprouts. I have that book on hold at the library.

  4. Patti says:

    First..I’m comming over to snatch your brussel sprouts ..second..I eat every meal 90% local(my barn for eggs is REAL local) soooo between us and the rest of the Osageians who eat local we could single handedly save the world! Cool thought eh? ps..we have baby goats!

  5. Farmer Ken says:

    While brussel sprouts are my LEAST favorite veggie, I LOVE that post. Thank you!