RE: [hreg] Conf Call Thurs noon - Food, Peak Oil & Climate
- Thanks Evelyn. Fresh foods at a number of Houston farmers' markets.
Attached are minutes from the conference call on energy, food and climate.
At 09:20 AM 8/13/2008, evelyn sardina wrote:
>I am to the point where I hardly buy anything other than at theNan Hildreth 713-842-6643
>health food corner store. I live in Spring where much to my
>surprise... has one that carries a local food supply on saturdays
>(some are even already prepared which makes it really nice since I
>don't want to cook on the weekends) with a really good variety of
>seasonal items. I believe that people get discouraged because they
>either don't know a place close by to purchase the items. The other
>day while shopping I saw a book called the better world Shopping
>Guide. I think that this book will further improve the way I consume
>by providing the information I need to research a company or
>product. It is loaded with information and provides a easy to
>understand rating of brands sold in your local stores in a
>neighborhood near you. The book is really small but incredibly useful.
>--- On Tue, 8/12/08, Robert Johnston <junk1@...> wrote:
>From: Robert Johnston <junk1@...>
>Subject: RE: [hreg] Conf Call Thurs noon - Food, Peak Oil & Climate
>Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 11:29 PM
>For another point of view, see below:
>From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto:hreg@ yahoogroups. com] On
>Behalf Of Nan Hildreth
>Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 7:28 PM
>To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
>Subject: [hreg] Conf Call Thurs noon - Food, Peak Oil & Climate
>In the US, producing the average calorie of food consumes about ten
>calories of energy and is transported about 1,500
>rtheoilcrash. net/archives2008 /heinbergfiftymi llion.html
>Bad for the climate. Food prices went up 40% in the last year
>according to the USDA. And the paradigm is shifting to local
>food. Our guest, Dr. Bob Randall, is helping it shift. He will
>talk about the possibility of a food crisis in Houston's future due
>to rising energy prices, climate disruption and other expected
>economic troubles. Dr. Bob is organizing a conference on this
><http://www.houstonfood.net/>http://www.houstonf ood.net on
>Thursday, September 4. Bob's
>conference partners include Houston-Galveston Area Council (our 13
>county regional government) and other Houston
>institutions. Congressman Nick Lampson will give the keynote talk.
>The good news is there is a growing movement, even in Houston, to
>grow local food. This is good for the climate. Yes, it's a big job
>to change our food paradigm but we have powerful economic forces
>acting as agents of change. Will you be ahead of the shift or behind it?
>Dr. Bob is founder of Urban Harvest, one of the largest backyard food
>gardening clubs in the nation, www.urbanHarvest. org He's been
>concerned about this situation for decades. He says that when the
>levees failed in New Orleans, the levee experts were not surprised.
>Dr. Bob can answer these questions:
>What can I do improve my family's food security?
>How can citizens help urge government to lead us toward sustainable
>food (and a smaller carbon footprint)?
>How can this issue be brought up in the Texas Legislature?
>In the conference call, we'll also have reports on local climate
>action and issues.
>To join the call at NOON, Thursday, August 14th, dial 1-605-475-6111
>and then enter our pass code for public calls, 7138426643#. Your
>standard long distance charges will apply.
>Nan Hildreth 713-842-6643
>Action is the antidote to despair....
Action is the antidote to despair....