Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Climate change and food supplies

Most Americans seem to have been convinced by this year's drought and fires that the planet is warming, and fast.  Now we need to think about how these changes in our climate will affect our food supplies.  And we better start asking schools like our UNH to work on it.  That's one of the things that our public universities do very well, and have been doing for a long, long time.

And it's another reason to support our local farmers.  Small farms close by can adapt to climate change much better than enormous farms far away.  Love your farmer, s/he's going to be an important person in the not so distant future.

This article was part of the weekly e-mail from the American Meteorological Society.

2 comments:

Holly Klien said...

Thanks for sharing this article, its been a really great read. I've never dealt much with farmers market supplies. I want to start working at one with my grandfather this summer. I think it all sounds great, I'm just not to sure how to go about it. Thanks again for sharing!

Gary Puntman said...

I don't quite know how I feel about climate change, but I do know that we should support our local farmers more often. I think that it's a great thing to do for their business and for our health. Eating locally grown food just tastes so much better!
Gary Puntman | http://montepkg.com

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