The Economical Environmentalist - Prashant Vaze

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The Economical Environmentalist - Prashant Vaze

Post: # 190102Post citizentwiglet
Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:16 pm

Just got a copy of this today. I'm pretty sure Dave has read it (I think it was your review I read, Dave, but not sure where, your blog, perhaps?) but has anyone else?

I've been dipping into here and there, but it deserves some quality me-time to scratch my head and remember how to read graphs properly; but what I have read sounds very interesting indeed.

(I think I may have been spoiled by the Ish Bible, which gets used on a daily basis and has lovely pictures and everything. Even my 3yr old loves the Ish Bible - he calls it 'the green book with the smiley hairy men in :lol: .)
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Re: The Economical Environmentalist - Prashant Vaze

Post: # 190255Post seasidegirl
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:39 am

I'm interested in this book too, after having read about it on Dave's blog. I did post a comment on the blog but it hasn't appeared.

Particularly interested in the Spanish tomatoes question.
Not picking on the Spanish mind you, love the country and people. Anyway many people believe shopping locally produced fruit in season is the way forward and others suggest (this book?) that utilizing the power of the hot sun in warmer climes and buying their toms is good too.

For me its tricky. I've read about some tomato growers in southern Spain (and elsewhere probably) and there is a lot more that goes into their growing than sunshine which they have aplenty. Masses of irrigation is required and water is transported from the wetter parts of the country to the drier ones. Chemical use is another factor and also the plastic polytunnels which blow everywhere when the sun rots them. This before the tomatoes are shipped with obvious consequences.

Having said this I'm sure its better to transport water and even use chemicals to grow tomatoes than to water golf courses or fill swimming pools which is another issue.

Interesting anyway. Not in position to purchase book at moment but it's on the wish list.

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