A Conversation About Food

January 8, 2010

Russ Parsons of the LA Times writes an article about the lack of conversation going on in America regarding food and farming.  Similar to politics, there are two sides, and those two sides are opinionated, passionate, and eager to disregard what the other has to say.  I’m on one of those sides, and those adjectives fit me perfectly.  Well, check out his article.

Here is a thought to get you started:

“What’s political is also personal. If you believe in something, you should be willing to make sacrifices to support it, even if it’s expensive or inconvenient. Wailing about farmers who use pesticides and then balking at paying extra for organic produce is hypocritical because the yields in organic farming are almost always lower. On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with doing the best you can whenever you can — as long as you’re willing to accept compromises from the other guy too.”

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