I'm not sure I understand your point. In my experience pro-choice supporters tend to care more about the liberties and freedom of human beings and animals than their conservative opponents do.
Um... can a non-liberal, i.e. conservative female BE a feminist? Not so sure about that anymore, considering women like Palin stand AGAINST everything that FEMINISTS have fought to achieve in the last century.
Oh yeah, she's also against TRAVEL (didn't get a passport until last year) and ANIMALS (is said to have offered a bounty for severed wolf legs).
That's a scary thought.
Dear D. Madison,
As far as I know there is no locally grown coffee around here, but there is locally roasted coffee available from places like New Orleans Coffee company and PJs. So even though the beans are being imported, they're not being shipped far away to be roasted and packaged and then shipped all the way back here. It seems to me that that's a small difference that's easy to make. I would like to do more research on fair trade coffee practices in the future though. I think my goal in this endeavor is to eat as many food products that are grown locally as possible and to do as much of the food prep and processing myself as I can; When that is not possible, to eat things that have been produced as close to New Orleans as I can find, with the most humane, eco-friendly practices. I also see it as an experiment because I'm not sure that to eat local ONLY or even all organic is possible in this day and age for someone of ordinary means with a limited budget and time constraints.
Various sources define "local" differently, and I think it's flexible depending on where you live. I'm using about a 150-200 mile radius, largely because while community gardens and green spaces are opening up here, there is not a whole lot of farmland near New Orleans and several farmers that supply our local markets travel in from the Northshore, Mississippi or Alabama.
Have you read my story from last week's Gambit "Beyond Organic?" I do support the locavore movement and hope to include helpful information in chronicling my attempt to eat local and make food choices that are good for our economy, the plants and animals that sustain us, and the larger environmental picture. Thanks for reading!
A few responses...
Frolic: I think you're right, if I recall correctly my container said Connecticut maybe?
M.Pollan: I'm definitely interested in making my own yogurt, and cheese. I've been buying Smith Creamery milk and I'm quite happy with it. In "Animal Vegetable Miracle" Barbara Kingsolver mentions a book called Cheesemaking Made Easy by Ricki Carroll. It sounds fun, I guess you just have to order the bacterias you need online or find a local supplier? Just waiting till I have a Saturday to do it. Thanks for the tips!
Yeah, I'm definitely counting on Abita. I'd have to ask Hubig's where they get their flour and what kind...
and I'm willing to try Ponchatoula, although Noah says it tastes like dirt water
Ha! To which part do you object dear Pampy?
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