Hating Food

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

January 28, 2013

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I’ve figured it out. We hate food as a nation. We don’t savor it. We don’t enjoy it. We don’t love it for its properties other than nourishment. This isn’t a new topic, but something that I’m coming to realize.

What we do like to do with food though is restrict it, dissect it, portion it, and engineer it.

Clearly, this is an oversimplification. But, let’s look at it from that 50,000 mile view. What do you see? Engineered corn that serves as a food additive and fuel for our cars. A system that’s so broken we penalize small farmers who sell the good stuff while rewarding pig farmers that literally allow the sow to run around in her own shit. We clip birds instead of letting them run free so we can have unlimited chicken wings.

Clearly, we hate food.

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