Petrolophobes? That's one of the amusing terms that Barbara Kingsolver suggests as a label for people who are "queasy about fuel-guzzling foods" in Chapter 4 of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
She accepts "locavore" (because it conjures an image of livin' la vida loca), and we've already blogged about how that term is catching on ...
Do you think we'll ever get to a place where it will be as acceptable for a locavore to pass on tomatoes in winter as it is for a vegetarian to pass on hamburgers?
The sentence that really caught our attention as we read Chapter 4 this weekend actually came from Steven L. Hopp: "In our own nation we export 1.1 million tons of potatoes, while we also import 1.4 million tons."
We're buying our potatoes at the farmers' market this weekend.
What struck you in Chapters 3 & 4?
For next week: We're picking up some steam. Let's go for Chapters 5 & 6.
Swiss chard image via salsachica; sxc.hu