Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Carbon bombs

by Eric Pfaff, Earth Ministry Intern

Check out this video. It discusses how your ordinary, average cheeseburgers may actually be quite harmful to the environment.

I find, personally, it is much easier to look at the carbon footprint of food I purchase from grocery stores--but at restaurants, I tend to ignore it. It's always a "treat" to ignore the implications my eating has on the environment when I eat out, or it's too difficult to find a restaurant that specializes in organic and/or local.

Unfortunately, though, restaurants can be some of the most unsustainable places, even withholding the cheeseburger. I guess the problem is finding these restaurants around the Puget Sound Area (where I am). Any suggestions?

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