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Green Deen by Keith Ellison, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

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Chapter 14The Farmers’ Market

While writing this book, I learned that food management is a clue to the priorities of a civilization. The choices we make to transform our industrial food system into one that is localized will define our society as we move into the future.

Our current industrial system brings food to our tables from far away, and the financial and environmental costs of transportation are significant. Furthermore, the food is wrapped and packaged when it comes to our door, so once it’s been consumed, there’s still waste to get rid of. Moreover, the manufacture of this packaging is another process that supports the industrial system. Consumers with a Green Deen will want local fruits and vegetables that are pesticide-free and without ...

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