I want to repost these thoughts I had on a post by Dairy Carrie from her blog.
It’s interesting that in the United States when the vast majority of us have access to food pretty readily that we seem to complain about it a lot. Many parts of the world have a hard time getting by on a daily basis and are probably just happy to eat something whenever they can.
I believe freedom and prosperity is what allows us to worry about whether we care if food is certified organic or not, if are there GMO ingredients in it, is the food locally sourced, and if you think it was produced sustainably or not. Or maybe you don’t even care about any of that stuff. Maybe you just like to eat food that tastes good. A lot of people around the world are just hoping they get to eat today, and I would venture to guess that they have bigger problems than wondering if there are trans fats in their food or not. Trust me, I’d much rather live here and listen to someone rail against modern agriculture than to go somewhere else and be hoping I get some food and water today. I just think it’s an interesting circumstance that when we find ourselves in an abundance of food that we are able to find so many things wrong with it.
Head over to Carrie’s site and read the post and let her know what you think about “Don’t talk with your mouth full.” It’s actually a guest post by singer/songwriter Matt King who proclaims he’s no expert, but I think he has some really solid common sense ideas.