Anna Lappe’s article for Grist examines the pillars the food revolution should be based on: she identifies them as Ecology, Community and Fairness. What resonated with me, in particular, is the approach to thinking about food in a comprehensive way. For instance the decision to eat shrimp should be determined not only by personal health concerns but also on how the shrimp are harvested and their place in the food system; and finally on whether those associated with the shrimp industry are being fairly treated. Are the shrimp farmers/fisher people getting a fair wage? Are we literally wolfing up all the shrimp on the planet? It might taste good and even be good for you but its time to consider whole equation : the global good.
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