Monday, January 19, 2009

Far from Food Production

While I was reading this week an interesting idea was proposed. People in the western world view food in a monetary way, in dollars and cents, due to our capitalist economy. I agree with what the author is saying, but it made me think. At one point in time we must have been closer to our food, even when food was still traded for other goods. A large portion of our population lives in large urban centers. Fewer and fewer Americans are farmers, added to the fact more and more food are being grown in other countries to save money. Urban Americans are so far from the growth and process they have lost the essence of what food is all about. Making small gardens might help us become closer to the food we eat. Respect it beyond an arbitrary value. The more work done for something the more it is appreciated.

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