I just recently watched the documentary Farmageddon and boy did it get me worked up. If you are not already jacked up about our food system this will do the trick. It is shocking how much money the government will spend on persecuting the little people who just want to feed their families and communities healthy, safe food. Hello! We are the United States of America. We should have the freedom to eat as we wish and we should have the right to know what is going into the foods that are available to us. Yet we are forced, almost, to accept a terrible food system that shoves bad food down our throats that in turn makes us sick. Sad. I am embarrassed for us as a nation, for the things that are going on and the things that we accept about our food system.
What can we do? A lot, even though it may seem insurmountable; bottom line is this: how you spend your food dollars counts. DO NOT support big business and big AG; support your local growers and producers, and your community. Your health will be better for it, our society will be better for it, and our environment will be better for it. No, we can’t change all the evil over night, we can’t battle the big companies like Monsanto on our own but we have to start somewhere. If the movement continues to grow and people voice that they are caring about the food that they eat eventually they will have to listen.
On a brighter note, the other movie that I have seen before and just recently re-watched was the documentary GROW. It is a documentary that explores the NEW generation of farmers out there. Thanks to them we may have a brighter food system future. It is enlightening and refreshing.
My Advice: educate yourself. YOU have the power to change our food!
Also, to come… some thoughts and good things going on as I learned from the 2013 Georgia Organics Conference. I will work on some recipes too, I know it’s been a while!