Do you know where your food comes from?

We are so removed from the source of our food that it is no longer funny that children or even grown adults think that chicken comes from the fridge section of a supermarket. Yesterday, this realization hit me on the face, when someone (a foreigner) made it a point to go see a live-bird market. The answer to my incredulous “why?” was that in the first world, so called developed countries, you would never actually look into the eyes of a chicken that you are going to eat. So to look at the chicken, pick the one you want, have it slaughtered, cleaned and dressed to take home for cooking is a morbid novelty.

I think the fact that we don’t look our cows, chickens or pigs in the eye is the root of our problems with waste. Just do a google search on “Food Waste Statistics” and the numbers are enough to boggle your mind. I am not going to get into numbers here. What I will get into is the realization that we do not respect this earth and its bounties because we no longer directly experience the devastation that is left behind in our quest to get more. Would you really want to have chicken fry everyday, if you knew, how chickens are raised in factory farms? Would you really enjoy that beef burger so much if you could see how cattle are restricted in movements and raised standing knee-deep in their own shit?

Since when and exactly how did we end up in this junction where trying to eat healthy and organic food is far more expensive than eating highly processed food that causes all kinds of diseases?

While I am left pondering over how to bring home these realities to my own family and immediate circle of friends… take a look at the videos below, they just might inspire you to… waste less, have more respect, source more responsibly from your local farmer’s market and maybe find more ways to reduce both usage & waste.

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Posted on October 25, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. So good Arman to know that you (and surely I) are so concerned about so-called processed—but in realty, chemicalized, insecticidified, and drugged—food.

    I hope everyone is aware of these and take care of themselves, and their kids.

    Like

    • Thing is, most of us don’t go looking for these information. Most people are not even aware of these things, which is why it is so important to share and communicate these information.

      Like

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