Do you want fries with that?

This post is inspired by a certain blog author’s growling stomach. But seriously, has anyone else felt the increasing politicization of food? The ethics of eating are endless it seems. Excess packaging, local, organic, vegan, bottled water, produce from Fiji, fair(er) trade, child labour, factory farming, desertification, global food shortages and malnutrition, and on and on. The World Association for Christian Communication lists Communication and Poverty among their chief concerns, of which the whole global food network plays a huge part.  What does a Christian diet look like to you? If you were writing a story about food what would you say? What do you want to know? What about a documentary? Where would you start?

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2 thoughts on “Do you want fries with that?

  1. For me, a primer on this whole topic is Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” – and seeing the documentaries “King Corn” and “Food, Inc.” (which used some of the information from Pollen) – adds to the background I think we need to make informed decisions (at least in North America) about the impact, on our bodies and our world, of what we choose to eat.

    Cheers,
    Sheila

  2. I’m really happy there’s a lot of focus in the media these days about food. I’m seeing a lot about eating local foods, which I’m very encouraged by. All this summer I frequented the farmers’ market in my city every Saturday, and these markets are popping up all over. Individuals’ food buying habits can actually have an impact.

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