Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Eating Local: The Hundred-Mile Diet Goes North

Two Vancouverites have been making a serious and fairly successful attempt to eat local. They call their approach The 100-Mile Diet because their rule of thumb is to eat only food that is available within 100 miles of where they live.

Recently they took a daring step: they moved north, filled with trepidation that the unsophisticated wastes of the Interior would yield little that was palatable. Of course, they were wrong.

The Hundred-Mile Diet Goes North

Wish you were here
By J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith

Published: August 23, 2005

To be honest, we thought we’d cut ourselves some slack. We were going to northern British Columbia, for god’s sake. We could hardly be expected to stick to some monkish vow to eat only those foods produced in a hundred-mile radius. Environmental sustainability would, like us, be taking a summer holiday.

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