Zach and I have become very interested lately in where our food comes from and how that affects what we eat. We haven't given up on chain restaurants or grocery stores at all yet, but our goal would probably to be there eventually. There is a newer book by Michael Pollan called "In Defense of Food - An Eaters Manifesto" and to tell you the truth, I haven't read it yet, nor I have I read his older book "The Omnivores Dilemma", but I have listened to quite a few podcasts, as well as a talk he gave in Kansas City last week and my way of thinking about food is beginning to change.
Food, such a weird thing. A necesity to survive, yet it can be a catylist to your health? Why is it so hard to eat well? And not just well by the standards of normal Americans, with diet foods, prepackaged lunches, sugerfree alternatives, but well as in REAL food. Food that grow from the ground. Food that grows from the ground without using chemicals to enhance growing rate and size. Whole wheat breads made from scratch without sugar. Meat from animals that are grass feed, and not corn fed then pumped with antibiotics which emit ghg's (green house gases). Why has our society embraced the selling of all of the crap that is on store shelves? There is no research for this, but how much do you want to bet that half of the crap on the shelves in the supermarkets end up in the trash? I would guess at least half.
Eating natural, WHOLE foods, has to be a better way to live. Eating meat that is from only grass fed animals has to be a better way to live. Composting your leftovers and eating foods that are compostable, has to be a better way to live. Reusing and recycling your containers has to be a better way to live. All of this is better for our world and our lives. This is just a small part of life, but a huge part at the same time. God has called us to live better lives, and our food effects our eath and our bodies! That is huge! This is just the beginning of what I want to learn/how Zach and I are learning about this, etc. More in the future....
If your interested heres the book/author: