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  •  Fine diary connecting some very important dots. (0+ / 0-)

    It's great to see you linking the macro political decisions of 40 years ago with our micro nutrition options today. Sobering, and yet another testimonial for sustainability.

    I live in a large small town still in close proximity to farm lands, and (fortunately for us) the mass feedlots aren't nearby, yet. The wealth of local produce year-round is impressive and healthy, and comparatively inexpensive.

    There is also a strong "reskilling" movement locally to help people acquire the kind of low-tech skills that are of great practical use, like canning and drying. I used to can for fun. Maybe this year I'll do it again, for more serious purposes.

    Buying local--at a farmers' market, say--certainly puts one in touch with climate change. Michigan tree fruits were devastated in 2012 by an early warm spell followed by severe cold. Almost the entire crop of apples was wiped out, and we're in the top 5 of all states usually; there were no peaches, plums, and virtually no cherries either. The big question now is whether the trees sustained permanent damage--and whether something similar will happen this winter & spring.

    Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

    by peregrine kate on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 02:55:26 PM PST

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