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RE: [hreg] Conf Call Thurs noon - Food, Peak Oil & Climate

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  • Nan Hildreth
    Thanks Evelyn. Fresh foods at a number of Houston farmers markets. http://www.my-table.com/section/news/20.html Attached are minutes from the conference call
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      Thanks Evelyn. Fresh foods at a number of Houston farmers' markets.
      http://www.my-table.com/section/news/20.html

      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 the
      >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
      >To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      >Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 11:29 PM
      >For another point of view, see below:
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      >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
      >miles.
      ><http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/archives2008/heinbergfiftymillion.html>http://www.lifeafte
      >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....
      >Joan Baez
      >
      >


      Nan Hildreth 713-842-6643

      Action is the antidote to despair....
      Joan Baez
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