I began this blog to share my stories and my recipes, but thanks to the blogging, I’ve had the opportunity to see and learn a great deal about food. I’ve traveled to Iowa to see the power of corn and soybean, to California to learn about dairy farms in the US. My eyes have opened and I now realize the power I wield each time I choose to purchase something at the supermarket.
We need to stop casting stones, pitting the organic movement against conventional farming. We’re in the midst of a worldwide food revolution. As the popularity of the Food Network and celebrity chefs continues to grow, so do the warnings by experts like Michael Pollan and Marc Bittman that our way of eating is not good for our health and not good for the planet.
Food is increasingly political from the type of milk moms buy to grass fed vs grain fed beef. The issues are complex and the choices individual and economic. As I learn more about our food and the issues surrounding its production, I’ll continue to blog about it. Only through discussion can we all learn and make the right choices for our children and our planet.
Here are a few of the food posts I’ve written:
- Cattle from Farm to Table: a Texas Cattle Experience
- the Uncertain Future of Food
- A Few Things You Might Not Know About Milk
- Breaking Down the Iowa Corn Trip
- Tough Questions and Good Discourse on the Iowa Corn Tour
- From Farm to Racetrack: Showing Kids the Power of Corn
- Being Brought to the Table on the High Fructose Corn Syrup Debate
- Food Rules by Michael Pollan
- Food Inc.
- Rich Dialogue at the Center for Food Integrity
- Living with Lactose Intolerance