The pursuit of seasonal and local is one of continuing controversy and one that in today’s reality begs the redefinition of sustainability even.
Story + Photographs : Asha
Even a generation ago, in many places around the world, there would not have been a question, much less a debate on this subject. The choices were minimalistic with availability driven by logistics, economics and natural forces. Eating local was neither trendy nor a healthy alternative but simply the way things were.
This was before globalization, the opening of trade markets and economies to the flow of capital and goods across boundaries. Today, even the most assiduously culturistic nations cannot avoid being bedazzled by the bounty, just outside their boundaries, that was previously beyond reach, not forbidden, but unknown.