5/17/2006

Most of us have seen this bumper sticker at some point while cruising the open road and it was interesting to see it again after having spent the last four months immersed in ideas of sustainability. The original message is obviously that we better take care of the trucking industry and make sure they get what they want since they're responsible for getting all of our food from the farm to our plates (the average piece of food travels over 1200 miles to reach your grocery store). Viewed in a new light however, it's a powerful argument for supporting locally produced food since sooner or later the trucks will stop. Oil prices will get too high, we won't be able to spend billions of dollars building and maintaining highways, and it just won't make sense to transport our food this way when we can grow it in our own backyards.

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