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Does Buying Local Hurt the Poor?

evie10 Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 8:54 AM
When Elizabeth Edwards suggested we should not buy anything moved to market in a truck...I laughed out loud - even if you want to grow your own food, you'd get your seeds from a store or catalog and they would be delivered by truck. Since oranges and other citrus do not grow in NY, does that mean the children of NY should be exposed to getting scurvy because they cannot get locally grown oranges - tomatoes are another source but they are not a readily available in winter and oranges grown in FL and trucked to NY in the winter usually fills the bill. Too bad for them.
Uber Dave Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 9:01 AM
California also has orange groves...

...But they're oranges are famous for sucking back.
Uber Dave Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 9:03 AM

...Their, ran the risk of running afoul of the grammar Nazi's there.
LCDR USN (Ret) Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 10:23 AM
Oops--you meant Nazis, not Nazi's.
One doesn't employ an apostrophe to indicate a possessive!
LCDR USN (Ret) Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 10:23 AM
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 10:46 AM
That unnecessary apostrophe in "Nazis" won't help your case.
Roy323 Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 1:54 PM
UB-if the March Issue of Scientific American is to be believed, the Nations "orange Crop-the Juice Variety at least) may be in Big trouble courtesy of the Asian Citrus Psyllids, whatever they are. SO, the citrus guys are importing "tiny parasitic wasps" which will almost surely morph into were-wolves or some such. Again, I'm damned glad I live in the WV WOODS! I usually know an ENEMY (He/She/It) when I encounter one!?
Curtis108 Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 2:04 PM
And Hooverville comes in with an incisive remark... twenty three minutes late!

It can when Uncle Sam gets involved, writes Daniel Sumner in the April issue of Townhall Magazine.


It turns out I deserve a food subsidy. Who knew?

I savor the fruits and vegetables selected from my backyard and relish the luxury of visiting the local farmers’ market on Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. It is a great treat to stop at produce stands that dot the rural roads near our home. Now, because it seems to be...