July 17, 2010

Food for Thought

It's easy to live in a bubble.

At least it's easy for me to live in a bubble. I'm trucking along, taking care of my business, going to work, drinking some coffee, stealing our neighbor's internets (don't worry, they know all about us), driving my car, going to the library; when
it hits me. 

What hits me?

Um, life. Purpose. Things I'm doing that are impacting the world around me. Our earth. Our citizens. Our lives.

Or even scarier....things I'm doing that AREN'T impacting the world around me.

Even if I'm not doing something negative, if I'm doing nothing at all with any kind of purpose-what does that say about me?

We could delve into this for days. I'm not so sure I want to go there right now...sorry.

So, I'm thinking about food. Try not to be shocked.

Where does my food come from?
Well, the Kroger on Hillsborough Road in Durham, NC.

Yes, but who grew it? What were they paid? Where was it planted? How was it planted? How was it fertilized?
Ummm...well, I guess I don't know.

So basically, what I'm saying is that I have no idea where my food came from.

It's just something I've been thinking about. I watched Super Size Me on Hulu the other day. Nuts. I'm so thankful that fast food is not a major part of my life. Ugh. Ew. Bleh. (And yes, I am perfectly aware that this movie came out six years ago and I hadn't watched it until last week. Just wait until I watch Food, Inc in five years and I tell you how grateful I am that I gave up eating meat. Ha!)

On the other hand, I don't actually believe that our organic food regulations are completely sound either. I'm more interested in the locally grown produce and products vs. organic/inorganic.

OK, I'm done for now. I'll stop talking about food, but here's a video on Ethical Eating which was on PBS the other day. It also has some Duke Divvies, so that's how I heard about it.

What do you think? Is it important or not so much?

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