Argumentative Essay On Eating Locally

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In my home, Nutrition is a large topic. My mother feels very strongly about eating all-natural, and I feel right along with her. We both believe the body does not run efficiently and up to its full potential when eating processed, non-organic foods. We even make sure our water is filtered to its organic state. In our opinion? Eating locally is better for both the environment and health in general.

Our population needs to revert back to old ways of natural, community food growth.
In his article, Michael Pollan wrote, ”The most promising food activism is taking place at the grassroots: local policy initiatives are popping up in municipalities across the country, alongside urban agriculture ventures in underserved areas and farm-to-school programs.” This means more food activism and less buying industrial. When we buy industrial, we are supporting a multi-billion dollar business, something that already has enough money and resources on its own. These
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In his article, Steve Boygan indicates that “every pound of beef you don’t eat could save anywhere from 2,500-5,000 gallons of water.” Places such as Ogallala Aquifer (one of the world’s biggest aquifers currently being depleted by 13 trillion tons of water per Year) and many others of the sorts, could finally be spared water. Therefore not eating beef could help the environment. In the 80s and 90s, many of the population changed to low-flow shower heads. And as that did save 2,500 gallons per year, giving up beef alone could double that, making it a whopping 5,000 gallons saved per year. Giving up meat would save many livestock from having to live in an abusive environment. In many feedlots, up to 100,000 animals are herded together, allowing them to walk and eat in their own urine and
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