I started getting really interested in the local food movement recently. I've been a big proponent of organic foods for a long time and have been rather dismayed at the changing standards of organic food labeling since the USDA took over a few years back.
Now, your "organic" food may come from overseas where organic certification doesn't quite meet up with the same standards we have come to expect. One way of getting around this issue is to purchase local foods, organically raised. In fact, there's a movement of people called "locavores" that proposes trying to buy mostly locally grown food. Some individuals have gone so far as to try the "100 mile diet" wherein you attempt to purchase all your food from sources within a 100 mile radius of your home. This greatly reduces the impact of transporting food across long distances -- mainly the reduction is in energy consumption and pollution from burning fossil fuels.
If you're bothering reading this blog, this probably isn't much news to you. But it sets the stage for some of my future ramblings.