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Food Chain Radio Host Michael Olson
#939• October 12, 2013 • Sat 9AM Pacific
Guests: Various Participants of the Eat Local First Festival
EAT LOCAL, FIRST!
“Charity begins at home” is an expression found, in one form or another, by people of all beliefs throughout recorded history.
The expression asserts, in the simplest of terms, that we should care of ourselves, our families, and our communities, first. By first taking care of ourselves, we can develop the strength and resources to reach outside of ourselves to help others.
The United States did develop itself first, and then proceeded to help others in the developing world to the extent that, today, many neglected American communities resemble the poorer communities of the developing world. And, in spite of the millions, and billions, and trillions being poured into these domestic communities by the U.S. government, they just keep getting poorer.
Who will resurrect these communities, if not the community members themselves? What better way to begin the resurrection than by “thinking local, first?” With this thought in mind we pause to ask…
Why eat local, first?