Thursday, July 2, 2009

mother earth

"This is a beautiful planet and not at all fragile.

Earth can withstand significant volcanic eruptions, tectonic cataclysms, and ice ages.

But this canny, intelligent, prolific, and extremely self-centered human creature had proven himself capable of more destruction of life than Mother Nature herself....
We've got to be stopped." -Michael L. Fischer, Harper's, July 1990
In addition to the countless health benefits from eating a clean, plant-based diet, I'm motivated to eat this way for many environmental reasons. Farmed animals produce more greenhouse gas emissions (18%) than the world's entire transport system (13.5%)! Even so, I know you've seen me eat meat and fish from time to time because I also have a passion for trying new things and tasting good food. When I do, however, I aim for organic, grass-fed, free range, etc, all those terms that signify a happier animal, a healthier meal, and a more sustainable planet.

Mostly I eat veg-friendly meals 3x a day though. Tonight, I had a fantastic plate of brown rice mixed with water chestnuts, carrots, broccoli, and sugar snap peas alongside a mixed green salad with sprouts, bell peppers, radishes, celery, and tomato. It was delicious... everything organic, the majority of ingredients local, and just the way I like it :). As for now, I'm headed over to the movie theatre to see the much talked about film, Food, Inc. I'm very interested (and nervous) to see how it transforms my foodie opinions. Have a great night, darlings!

2 comments:

  1. Food, Inc. is a great film! I just finished writing a paper about it actually. It only reinforced my previous opinions about our flaw food industry.

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