I'm alternately drawing on this and reading an article in the New Yorker. I believe the young punks today call it "multitasking". The article is on organic farming, and how, as with every damn thing, it has its pros and cons. For example, it's a big agribusiness these days and by the time you calculate the effects of trucking a couple of tons of organic arugula from California to the Whole Foods at Virginia Beach, the relative effect on the planet is a wash. And the harmful effects of human manipulation of produce, hormones and genetic tinkering and whatnot, have yet to be demonstrated. What makes a bigger difference is this: buy local.