Our relationship with Our Food

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”                                       -Paul McCartney

“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”                                                                        -Ralph Waldo Emerson

For me, these quotes really address one of the biggest problems of our modern diet and agricultural situation; so many people couldn’t tell you where their food comes from or even describe what the place is like. When we start to learn more about where our food really comes from, we can understand the benefits of local, organic, or family-farmed foods. You can know right off the bat that an apple from California costs much less energy than one from Chile or China. Just starting to think about the footprint of the products you use is a step towards a more natural, sustainable diet.

-Simon

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2 responses to “Our relationship with Our Food

  1. Zubin Mobedshahi

    oy- Organic is a label! It doesn’t tell you much at all about your food. It’s a government certification process that, though it has some validity, is misleading to the consumer. To anyone who thinks he knows what “Organic” means… try to describe it… actually.
    and there are such things as “organic” herbicide and pesticides. My suggestion- order this great book- changed my whole perspective AFTER I became interested in food.
    http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Want-Do-Illegal-Stories/dp/0963810952

    • Yeah I know, I’m really generalizing and I just wanted to get some stuff down. Believe me, I know that a label can mean nothing, but I also think in general, I’d rather eat local and organic.

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