The Novice Foodie Isn't a Slow-Food Novice
|There's a good chance your food didn't come from anyone like her.|
Judging by the lady I saw at Whole Foods complaining that there was blood in her package of chicken, I'd wager that most adults don't, either. So let's talk about where food comes from.
Don't worry, I'm not going to get all preachy on your ass. Food choices are intensely personal. Nor am I here to tell you, fair readers, that you should become a vegan or a vegetarian. But I am here to tell you that you can easily inform yourself about our questionable industrial food system and make your own choices about what you put in your mouth.
Want to dig deeper? I'd recommend the aforementioned Fast Food Nation as well as two other books: Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma and Peter Singer's The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter. Both take what's explored in Food, Inc. and go much deeper. Singer, an ethicist, provides one of the most compelling and convincing arguments about why our food choices, particularly in terms of animal agriculture, are important.