Monday, January 24, 2011

My new Blog/Mission

Food Chain 

Hello world,
I am on a journey to be a better member of the food chain.  It is difficult to know what to do in order to be a responsible consumer.
"The Omnivore's Dilemma" according to this book we are just like the hunters/gatherers of the past who could have eaten whatever they could see whenever they could grow, catch or pick it.  But it wasn't always safe.  What if you ate a poisonous mushroom and died. Well today we are faced with a similar challenge.  We can eat whatever we want no matter the season or region you live in. Just head to the grocery store and gather away!  Well just like back then it is possible to make a choice that will kill you.   Not immediately but slowly!

WHOA! - We need to be educated consumers.  We need to read labels, understand where the food comes from, know about what is in the food, etc, etc, etc,

I'm no expert but I have been working on this for awhile now.  I am also not perfect.  I don't eat all organic, I'm not a true locovore (eating only within 100 miles of me), I succumb to the pressures of being a working mom and needing convenience food,  I have a 4 and 7 year old who want candy and cookies that I can't always make.

Well I am going to try and share what I can do.  My posts may be short and to the point.  I don't have time like today to go on and on.  But I am going to try to share my knowledge to whoever is interested.  Is it possible to feel good about what you eat and still feel like it isn't overwhelming.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your ambitions and reason for this blog existing. The title of your blog is really captivating. I think short posts are often more effective. Bloggers who go on and on, will lose me as a reader. The theme of your blog is unusual and quite niche so all the best with your project.

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  2. I never put much thought into what I ate for lunch while at work. I will have to follow this blog and get some healthy and fun lunch ideas!

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  3. I never heard of a locovore! I used to spend my spare time reading about nutrition- before my kids were born. I finally decided a balanced diet was best. I try not to use prepared foods. But now, my kids are grown, and I'm alone, and I eat out all the time- which I'm sure isn't very healthy.

    Nancy

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