I hope I'm not sounding too... self-righteous. To be sure, I know of no bigger hypocrite than yours truly. I'm just thinking out loud.
1.) You must grow your own vegetables, or know personally who grows/cans them.
2.) You must kill what you eat, or know personally who killed it.
3.) You must process your own beef/chicken/pork, or know personally who processed it.
3a.) You must milk your own cow, make your own butter, cheese, cream, or know personally who milked/made it. Newsflash! Making cheese isn't that hard.
4.) You must go fishing more a lot. (MANDATORY!!!)
5.) That whole seasonal/regional eating thing that people are so crazy about but don't do.
I love oranges, grapefruit and lemonade. It wouldn't be much of a drive for me here in Bama, but I'm not sure Keifus would be pleased with the cost of mail order citrus fruit.
Eating seasonally can be a drag, for obvious reasons. But it's critical.
Unrealistic? Sure. Draconian? Probably. Necessary?
Let's ask ourselves in 50 years, unless we've devolved into flesh-eating robot zombies from outer space.
Better yet, let's ask our grandkids.