Latest The 100-Mile Diet Stories

2009-09-24 09:41:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the 2006 bestselling book, The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating by authors James MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, Planet Green presents the U.S. Premiere of THE 100 MILE CHALLENGE, the first television series to explore the highly-acclaimed local food movement in a provocative, entertaining way. Part reality series, part docu-soap, part social experiment, THE 100 MILE CHALLENGE follows the people of Mission, British Columbia, as they...

2008-07-29 18:00:39

The 100-mile diet is not a theory. It's a decision. It is possible to eat only foods grown and raised in a 100-mile radius from home, especially in Maine where there is a proud ethic of self reliance, land for cooperative community gardens, plenty of farmers markets and ready access to farm-raised meats and dairy products. Maine's largest grocers are making greater efforts to shelve local fare, too, so it's not inconvenient to make the commitment to eat local. Eating "locavore," as it has...

2008-07-14 09:00:48

CHICAGO _ Last month, Lenae Weichel embarked on an ambitious dietary experiment: to feed her family for a year with food produced within 100 miles of her Rockford, Ill., home. Inspired by a Vancouver couple who wrote a book on their "100-mile diet," she joined a community-supported agriculture program, visited her local farmers market and started growing fruits and vegetables in her backyard. Weichel, 33, is an extreme example of a vibrant movement of "locavores," or consumers who try to...

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