This clever video is a handy reminder on the importance of eating local food, both to the environment and to our health. It's easy to overlook the fact that the average food item travels upwards of 2,500 miles before it reaches our plate. Likewise, an economic case can be made for eating locally as it keeps more money for our local farmers and producers.
Here's a longer piece on the importance of choosing food that has fewer frequent flyer miles than you, in case you want to go a bit deeper on the topic.
Today, spend two minutes watching this cartoon and then when it's time for lunch or dinner, grab something at the farmer's market or visit a restaurant that prides themselves on using local ingredients.
Do you eat local?
What's your favorite place to get yummy local food?
Thanks to Osocio.org for the find.