Marc Gunter Blog

The bagged organic baby mixed greens on sale in my local Whole Foods Market in Bethesda, MD, are not very “green” at all. To grow the lettuce, vast amounts of water must be moved from the Colorado River to California, the most hydrologically altered landmass on the planet. The lettuce is picked, packaged, washed and shipped in refrigerated trucks (because it’s perishable) roughly 2,800 miles across America. The cost? $3.99. If you believe, as I do, that the demand for water and oil are going to grow, this five oz. bag of greens will only get more expensive. There ought to be a better way of getting lettuce into the hands of supermarket shoppers.

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Just think of what could happen with aquaponic systems in the backyards of most suburban homes and in major urban farms…

Join the Good Food Revolution and let’s build some farms in DFW together!