Gallery: 7 Tips for a Red, White and GREEN Fourth of July!

 
TIP 2: Buy Local and Organic Food

Who wants to worry about pesticides on this day of patriotism? We recommend steering clear of foods produced on factory farms -- instead look for locally-grown and/or organic produce and meats for you grill. Buying locally is a great way to better educate yourself on what you're putting into your mouth and it supports your local economy. And if you're looking to reduce your environmental impact even further by going all-veggie, there are some delish animal-free selections out there, including the classic veggie burger and tofu-pups. These tasty vegetarian dishes avoid the pitfalls of industrial meat production, which contributes to much of the world’s water use, emissions, land use and oil consumption.

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