…a blog about Ethical Eating in Moral Minefield. What and how to eat are questions many of us face in a world where everyone’s got an opinion – especially the ones who want to sell you stuff. Join me as I sort through all the messaging muck, and share practical tools on how to eat well with the earth and each other in mind. From tackling the issues and spotlighting food system heroes, to recipes and Do It Yourself projects to help you spend less and live more, this blog’s for you.
I take a closer look at the lives of a diverse collection of young women farmers and the positive impact they are having on sustainable food production while taking part in a highly rewarding vocation. This is the expanded version of an article that appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Shameless Magazine.
Today I am thinking about how food helps us thrive, and how my privilege is preventing me from fully putting myself in the shoes of those who depend social assistance. My conclusion? Poverty is like a big pit – it’s easy to fall into but really hard to get out of. So if you’re going to try and climb out of it, you better eat a damn good breakfast!