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Spreading the Green gospel in Delaware

Today's Home & Garden section of the Delaware News Journal featured a nice series of stories about how locals are going Green. The feature, titled Spreading the Green gospel, include couples who've given their house an eco-makeover, composting tips from backyard gardeners and a sweet little write-up about yours truly.

When it comes to the "green movement", most news outlets tend to focus on energy, transportation and green buildings. I'd like to thank journalist Gary Soulsman and photographer Emily Varisco for highlight the 800 pound gorilla in the room - our diets.

From a United Nations report released November 2006:

In a groundbreaking 2006 report, the United Nations (U.N.) said that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined. Senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization official Henning Steinfeld reported that the meat industry is “one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems.” Via GoVeg.com

And that doesn't even include all the packaging used to ship processed food and energy it takes to cook  them.

But let me be clear, my primary reason for eating a raw food diet isn't the environment. My primary reason for eating the way I do is because I feel ridiculously amazing. Raw Food is superior nutrition that creates health abundance, it just so happens that it is the most ecological diet out there. Isn't it so perfect that the most healthy thing you can do for your body is the most green thing you could do for the planet?

If you're from Delaware and are interested in learning more about raw food, I'd highly recommend the following local resources.

Newark Natural Foods

Address: 280 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302.368.5894
Description: Tons of organics produce, raw food books + snacks, and the best Sunday farmers market in Delaware. Ask for Mr.Nature Love (local celebrity).

Harvest Market
Address: 7417 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
Phone: 302.234.6779 
Description: Great produce and even better raw snacks