Had to post this site. How to tell if you are an Over-Consumer. Great tips on how to downsize your life. http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/DumbLittleMan/~3/280105115/4-signs-that-your-hyperconsumerism-is.html
How are food bloggers going to respond to the current economic slump and food shortages? Here is one of the best I have found.
“How can I write about silly kitchen escapades when people are eating dirt, trying to calm their aching bellies? Throughout history there’s always been hunger, I realize that. I know that in the grand scheme of things I have been fortunate beyond belief, rarely having to think where my next meal might come from. But things feel tenuous to me these days—perhaps also to you. Call it the climate change, the oil crisis, the biofuel situation (don’t get me started), but there are those who say it will impact us all soon, if it hasn’t already. I don’t know about you, but it makes me want to dig up my teeny-tiny lawn and plant cabbages. Right after I send all the rice I can find to Haiti.”
Read the entire article for links to other sites dealing with this same issue. http://teaandcookies.blogspot.com/2008/04/no-words.html