The best way to start is to buy food produced as close to your home as possible. ... working people from local areas will show more respect and pleasant attitude. ... complex food systems depend on large consumption of energy and brings tremendous stress to nature and the environment. ... food processors use large amount of paper and plastic to keep the food fresh, transported and stored for a long periods of time. Small local farms have local owners who live and work on their land. These people will try to keep the good soil and the land arable by maintaining forests and wetlands.