Do you eat ethically? This might expand your definition a bit! http://bit.ly/IPVKwB
How to Feed the World….video wisdom!
I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth, it’s just been a crazy few days and I barely have time to think let alone write.
This is one of my favorite videos. It’s 9 minutes long, but well worth watching. The video takes a complex problem and breaks it down in a simple way. It doesn’t ask that you become a vegetarian (and obviously this omnivore ain’t asking that of you either), but does ask you to make some different choices in how you eat and what and how much you purchase.
Statistics can be frightening. SNAP benefits are at an all time high. 1/3rd of New Jerseyans live in poverty and from the World Bank’ s ”Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development” report, 90% of the world’s malnourished children live in 36 countries.
Now we know.
If you care about sustainability — the capacity to endure — it’s time to expand our definition to include workers. You can’t call food sustainable when it’s produced by people whose capacity to endure is challenged by poverty-level wages.
Bittman is at it again- forcing us to rethink our constructs of food and justice. Here at Sharing the Table, we’ve brought forth issues such as affordability, food deserts, obesity, genetically modified organisms, taxation of unhealthy food products, volatile price swings, fracking, local and international policies, and more. Admittedly, we have not delved into the issue of restaurant workers, their wages, and their rights.
How prophetic the message…it’s time to expanding our understanding of sustainability.
Oxfam, we couldn’t agree more. We are hopeful to see what emerges from Camp David!
Did you tune in?
HBO’s documentary on Obesity. Watch online as well.
In “Let’s put an end to ‘dietary tribalism’ “, Andy Bellatti, MS, RD, calls for us to bury the hatchet of the words that seperate us. Often times, lifestyles terms such as vegan, vegetariam, or locavore divide us. Instead, we should seek opportunities to come together to address issues in the food supply chain. He asks what would happen if we would put down the kinves we hold at each other and work together on:
…getting food dyes and trans fat out of our food supply, demanding that the presence of genetically modified organisms and artificial hormones (at the very least) be labeled, ridding schools of nutritionally empty foods, and bringing more access to healthy foods in “food deserts.”
What would happen, indeed!
Maybe this is a call to revisit your Food Philosophy!