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I'm convinced that buying locally is the best answer

I recently heard about California's new regulations on methane produced by dairy cows (related articles here). But, come on, can this really be enough to reduce carbon emissions to make a considerable difference? I think there's a simpler solution, which doesn't involve the government, nor requires any regulations or tax burdens of any kind. People just need to exercise some discipline and self control and just make the bulk of their meals from locally produced foods.
 
 
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The chicken that laid golden eggs

Self sufficiency has been something my wife and I have been working towards for several years, now. Our adventure began in 2009, after the 2008 economic crisis, eventually leading us to living on our own homestead, raising our own animals and growing our own food. Some people still wonder why we'd make such a drastic change to our lifestyle and if it really is worth all this effort. Well, from the sounds of this article, I'd say, with extreme prejudice, yes it is.

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