Trite but true. Watching Food, Inc. did me in.
I told you a few months ago about our approaches to food . . . How we tried to focus on whole foods and cooking from scratch and buying organic when we could.
And then I watched Food Inc., and read Michael Pollan and really started to get the real food movement. It occurred to me as I was watching Food Inc., that here I sit, in the middle of Oklahoma - Oklahoma, y'all! - surrounded by farming and agriculture and a collective tendency to honor all things local. The horrifying images of and the brutal life lived in CAFOs stood out in stark contrast to the pastoral scenes of cattle grazing grass that I pass by when I drive one mile past our city limits. I realized how absurd it was for me to be a willing participant in the broken food system in our country when I am literally surrounded by other choices.