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  •  I've been eating very cheaply (3+ / 0-)
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    theran, earicicle, Eddie L

    and organically all summer out of my garden. I've been canning and drying the excess, so that will help with my food bills next winter.

    MnplsLiberal, I know not everyone has the time or space to do this. I hope you may be able to some day, if not now.

    Also things change. Recently Sacramento CA changed its law which used to prohibit vegie gardens in front lawns. So now many Sacramentans have more garden space than previously. And it's a much better use of water than using it for lawns.

    working for a world that works for everyone ...

    by USHomeopath on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 11:30:13 AM PDT

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    •  I live in urban Minneapolis (0+ / 0-)

      I don't have a lawn, I have an alleyway that the drunks and the crack whores use at night.

      There are community garden plots, but they're expensive and I have to wonder about lead in the soil.

      You know, things aren't exactly horrible for me. They are ok. But I get very worried whenever anyone wants to mess around with my food.

      I'm very vulnerable. I can't grow my own food. I have no where to go to if the food supply were disrupted. I have no options. That means that anything the could potentially threaten my food also threatens my life.

      Wealthy liberals seem to me to take an awful lot for granted.

      "Libertarianism is how poor people fondly imagine that rich people think. It's the ideological equivalent of wearing a fake Rolex to look rich." --4chan

      by MnplsLiberal on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 11:37:39 AM PDT

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      •  If you get a job (0+ / 0-)

        lobbying for McDonald's, you'll be able to buy better food.  You should also sing the virtues of check-cashing places instead of banks and pawn shops.

        "Dream for just a second and then do it!" -- Kolmogorov

        by theran on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 12:02:15 PM PDT

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      •  I find it interesting that you claim to be a (6+ / 0-)

        liberal, yet several of your comments here use "liberal" as a pejorative term.  I'm not sure what your real issue is.  Do you really think that anybody (here) is proposing a system that would raise food prices across the board, and cause more people to go hungry?  That certainly isn't a "liberal" position, even for wealthy elitist liberals, or whatever else you are calling them.

        I haven't read Jill's book, so I can't comment on it directly.  I might take a guess and say that a move to local, organic food and sustainable farming practices might change the relative pricing of various products--perhaps meat becomes more expensive, but produce is cheaper and more available.  Clearly, the current system needs a lot of improvement.  You seem unreasonably afraid of any change.

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