In the last couple of days, I have been making notes from several different articles in the Post.
First there was an article in the Business section about the rising cost of diesel fuel. Here is my favorite fact from that article: in 1999 a cross-country trip by tractor trailer truck cost $550; today that same trip costs $1,993.48. (I also note, from that same article, that semis average 6 miles per gallon). The writer suggests that “The rapidly rising price of diesel fuel has the potential to spread through the economy.” Hmm. Do you think?
The next day, also in the Business section, an article about rising prices tells us that food costs have risen 41% since October of 2007.
Recall that eatlocal.net, listed at the lower right on our blogroll, tells us that the average dinner travels 1,518 miles to get to our table.
Connect the dots. And start that garden.