I'm not writing anything new.
It has all been said before.
It makes me feel sick, angry, sad, determined, and even more passionate about reaching out as much as I can.
I am talking about the Food Industry. The food systems, the big ugly corporations that attempt to manipulate, distort and sometimes poison our food.
Have you heard of Michael Pollan? The documentary Food Inc? A friend lent me one of Michael Pollan's books. The book and the movie reiterates so many of these concerns. I know there are many probabilities but the fundamental message is WE NEED TO BE AWARE.
We all need to make a conscious decision every day about what we put into our bodies.
Where does it come from?
How does it grow?
What sort of practises are used in producing that food?
The list goes on...
I realise there are many obstacles for many people but we all have CHOICES. The choices may be varied but we have CHOICES. That's something these corporations haven't taken away from us!
There are some incredible people out there growing and supplying beautiful produce. Local people, passionate people, people trying to make a change. Your Local.
We need to support our Locals. We have to stop supporting these ugly, greedy, poisonous giants that we call "Supermarkets". Nothing "super" about those "markets". Break up with your "supermarket" and find your Local.
As Michael Pollan states, the cigarette industry was a big, ugly, powerful machine that was slowly taken down. There is hope for our food industry. There is hope for our Locals'.
I needed to write about this for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because I feel so strongly about it and, secondly, because I feel there is a certain level of responsibility about SHARING.
As I write these words and try and stop my head from spinning. That is a huge part of this puzzle isn't it? Sharing.
Coming together and sharing.
Sharing information and knowledge.
Yes. I feel a little better. We can all easily share in some way. Can't we?