I write about fertility, infertility and its effect on sexuality in one form or another, five days a week. Some days it is easier to get started than other days. I often wonder if what is on my mind is something that you would want to read about, or am I simply standing on my soap box and ranting into the cyber ether. Well perhaps sometimes.....But here is goes again!
This morning I want to talk about the state of food in this country and how we are able to make good food choices in an environment that pretends to support organic and healthy eating but really makes it financially difficult for us to eat closer to the earth on a daily basis.
I am a dedicated "Foodie." I love to eat and I have a wide palate.
Like the rest of us - I have become increasingly concerned about the food that I eat and that I feed my family. And how that food affects my own health and the health of my kids. I have read the Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.
If you have not yet, I highly recommend that you do, but I warn you in advance that it will forever change how you look at your dinner plate. And just last night I mastered Net Flicks Instant Down Load and watched a documentary called "King Corn" where these two young men set out to understand why when they had their hair analyzed for what was making up their bodies, corn came up as the number one element as a building block of them! Corn was making up their hair!
So we watched these guys grow an acre of corn and learn about how corn is processed and turned into every possible kind of "food product" to keep it abundant and, most important, cheap. By the way, the corn that they grew could not be eaten as corn. It had to be processed into food products!
The imperative for American food production has been all about creating a lot of food and keeping it cheap. And you can understand it, right?