Eric Schlosser just recently wrote a piece for the Washington Post and it sums up everything that is going on in the U.S. food production system that is wrong and why we should be more concerned. There’s certainly great people trying to make it a better place for us to eat, but there’s a much darker side to our the industry and I also believe it’s a good thing to be picky and want to know where your food comes from.
I’ve had some run in with friends who were really turned off my diet choice and of course poke fun at it. These friends had experiences with others who seemed ‘elitist’ to them about their own food choices. When I hear ‘foodie’, I think of someone who likes really good food from excellent restaurants. That doesn’t sound so bad at all. Yeah, it can be hard to find a place to eat at times when I’m out with friends, but I won’t be judging anyone for the food that they eat. I just want them to value that there is something more about being vegan and for me it was being informed about the food system that is currently in place and I can’t support it. I believe ignorance is not bliss.
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