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1 Nov

Last week I went to a panel discussion on local food. The problem of people wasting food was brought up by a student.  It made me think about how if people knew where their food came from they might treat it with more respect. It is easy to waste machine-cut baby carrots from a factory in California People will have more respect for carrots if they knew a man drove them to campus in a wagon behind his bike. If something was locally grown in a sustainable way perhaps more people would choose to eat it. Micheal Pollen wrote that we vote with our forks 3 times everyday. By choosing what to eat we are showing our support for the particular system that produced that item. It’s the same methodology behind consumer buying power. We are consumers of goods, services, and most intimately food.

 

Ciao,

-Hester

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