Thursday, May 10, 2007

Why Eat Local

Janet Rausa Fuller finds an more interesting topic than me!

In most cases, the red-tinged flesh draped across the small mound of rice was tilapia -- a cheap substitute. Nine of the 14 samples were tilapia. Four were red sea bream -- nearly as pricey but still not red snapper.
You know just today I happened to be looking on the Land Connection web site, and I re-read their reasons to eat local. Confidence in what you buy was not one of the reasons. Yet as today's fish fraud article in the Sun Times and the revelation the other day that Wal-Mart was passing off fraudulent organic food show, it really pays to know exactly where comes your food.

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