All Posts for August 2016

Think Globally, Eat Locally from Daily Om

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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August 17, 2016

Have Fun and Save the Planet

by Madisyn Taylor

Eating locally produced food as much as possible is best for your body as its life force is stronger from being fresh.

We all know that our planet needs our help right now, but we often feel unsure about what to do, where to make an effort, and what will really help. The good news is that we can heal the planet on a daily basis simply by buying and eating food that is grown locally. Food that has been transported long distances doesn’t contain much life force by the time it gets to your kitchen. Making a commitment to shop, buy, and eat locally is not only a very important part of creating positive change, it can also be delicious fun.

One of the best places to begin the adventure of eating locally is a farmer’s market. Stalls brim with fresh fruits and vegetables grown on nearby farms. Not only is this good for the environment, it’s good for the farmers since they benefit from selling directly to the consumer. The consumer benefits, too, from the intimate experience of buying food from the hand of the person who grew it. In addition, the food is fresher and more diverse. In supermarkets, particular varieties of fruits and vegetables are favored due to their ability to survive transport to a far destination. Alternately, at a farmer’s market, you will find versions of the fruits and vegetables you know that will surprise and delight your senses—green striped heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, white carrots, and edible flowers, just to name a few.

Make an effort to buy as much of your food as possible directly from local farmers. You will become one of a growing number of people eating delicious food to save the planet and having fun doing it.

 

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Brief History Lesson from the BBC for 8/28

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

I came across this on the Internet and thought it might be important to remember these incidents, especially about the Munich Olympics, since the Rio Olympics recently ended, and Princess Diana’s untimely death will always bring me sadness. Let’s be conscious about our actions on a daily basis to bring peace to our mixed-up world.

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P.S. BBC forgot one other important even. This from Wikipedia:

I Have a Dream” is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.

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