Yesterday, Sandy from The Dreaming Cafe referred to this TED talk on her Facebook. None of this information is new to me, but Jamie Oliver's passion about the bigger picture was so captivating and his message is so important that I want to share it with everyone. Starting right here.
I think his message also fits wonderfully into our 40 Days of Delight in our Bodies for Lent. What better way to show gratitude for our physical manifestations than to care for our bodies from the inside out, and therefore, by extension, to care for this planet.
The better we eat, the better we farm.
I am not talking vegetarianism here. I believe every body is different and has different needs, but every community and every individual can step up and support local, sustainable, and humane methods of farming.
Every community can demand that their children's lives (and their own) not be cut short by the very foods we put in their mouths.