Friday, November 25, 2011

Should you buy local foods?

Many friends of mine - good, kindhearted people - make a point of buying local foods.  They think they are helping the world by purchasing foods that are produced closer to home, often by saving transportation costs (and emissions).

This article by Sexton does a good job of explaining why purchasing local foods is not always optimal.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to comment about the average salaries that students from Ivy league schools earn compared to non Ivy league schools. This is an elitist system although their are many talented students from Ivy league schools their are also many talented students from non Ivy league schools yet anyone that graduates from one of these schools more often than not gets a ticket to a top job. What I would love to see for example is the bottom 10% of the graduating class of harvard yale and princeton and compare their salaries to the top 10% of the gratuating class of the non Ivy league schools that are considered very good maybe the universities that are considered to be in the top 20% or about that but exclude harvard'yale and princeton. Now compare their salaries and see if the Ivy leaguers in the bottom 10% of their class still make more money and have better jobs than the non Ivy leaguers that graduated in the top 10% of their class. If they do this proves what I said in the beginning of my comment. Its an elitist system.