As my wife likes to point out, when you export agricultural products, you are exporting water. If you've been following the extraordinary drought in California, you'll know that water matters there are bad getting worse getting disasterous. Mother Jones has a great write-up on how your food budget could change in a big way ...and how you may be getting your fruits and veggies from somewhere else.
You might want to brush-up on your gardening skills, too!
"Fermentation fanatic Nicole Easterday thinks these stumbling blocks are
exactly what keeps more people from fermenting at home. Which is why she
founded FARMcurious and
invented her own, easy-to-use fermenting system. It’s essentially a
re-usable cap that fits on any standard wide-mouth mason jar and allows
anyone, from beginners to seasoned pros, to ferment food at home without
having to worry about mold or musty smells. We talked to Easterday
about her invention."
"Let’s go point by point. First, that grass-grazing cows emit more
methane than grain-fed ones. This is factually false. Actually, the
amount of methane emitted by fermentation is the same whether it occurs
in the cow or outside. Whether the feed is eaten by an herbivore or left
to rot on its own, the methane generated is identical. Wetlands emit
some 95 percent of all methane in the world; herbivores are
insignificant enough to not even merit consideration."