Not only do we have worst carbon footprint in the country, we rank 28th of all cities in the USA in fast food restaurants per capita – ahead of places such as Houston and Denver. There are 169 fast food restaurants in Lexington, making a per capita ratio of 57 for every 100,000 of our residents. Read the study here.
No wonder we are the 25th fattest city in the county.
All these high rankings are for the 63rd largest city in the nation. We are definitely punching above our weight – well, that’s not a real good metaphor, but you know what I mean.
Good stats….yet, somehow I don’t expect that we will see them plastered on the sides of the chamber of commerce building…..
The good news is that a local and much more healthy food system will emerge in the wake of the collapse of globalization brought on by peak oil. And our carbon footprint will be forced to shrink. And we’ll have to walk and ride bikes more. So we got that going for us.