It’s funny that after you read good articles about food, where does it come from, etc…you pay more attention to your food choices and give some thought when getting a tomato from the salad bar. However, in the end it always comes down to people and how are we going to change what we are currently doing to have a better future (adaptability- natural systems), to eat purer foods.
I heard today in class a quote about how much Americans like convenience and, it got be thinking about how truth it is; from the simplest things as baby food. When I mentioned that I actually cook and puree my daughter’s soup it amazes people, then I go into explaining that it is so simple, you put whichever vegetables you want in the pressure cooker, plus meat, some water, then you close the lid and 20 min later it’s ready! But I guess it is easier to go and buy the processed Gerber food at the supermarket- why then do we want more farmers’ markets? Or local groceries?
There’s an entire lifestyle that needs to change, Todd Murphy took that leap and he is challenged everyday by it, John Mackey took that step and is criticized by it. Do we really want sun-farming or we just say we want it because it’s the right thing to say or do?
We are in need of people willing to take the leap, people willing to not have watermelon in the winter months because it is not the season for it. Are we really going to buy the less processed food and process ourselves, even if it is less convenient?
Time is money, one may say, but if you died from eating pesticides, what good is your money in the bank? I guess, you could have a nice funeral!
In the end, Murphy and Mackey are not going to make that much of a difference, because in this country of millions we need more than a few thousand ordering croissants for the baker to finally add that to the menu. (inside joke),maybe we do need the Victory Garden, maybe we do need the government to step in and change policies, practices.
If we take a closer look perhaps the eight year rotation is not such a bad idea…Patience is a virtue- remember that when grandma is cooking, no one rushes her, because good things are worth the wait…plus what good is to make that extra dollar if you cannot spend it?