The latest copy of Resurgence magazine arrived in the post today. What a treat it always is! I was reminded of the first copy I ever came across “Seeds of Change” with a food security theme. I was inspired by the beautiful article with the editor, Satish Kumar, wrote and share it with you here:
Food from trees and vegetarian food grown organically are an ecological imperative.
Big problems are consequences of small actions. Global warming and food insecurity are big problems but they are the result of small activities we perform every day.
Conversely, the big solutions are also rooted in small actions\; if we shop, move, eat, drink, work and live our everyday life with disregard to the integrity of the Earth community, we are bound to destabilise the finely balanced harmony of our home planet. On the other hand, if we perform everyday actions carefully and mindfully, we contribute to the wellbeing of our entire ecosystem.
Faced with the huge challenges of our time, it is easy to feel frustrated, depressed and powerless: What can I do to address the monumental crises such as climate change, consumerism, hunger and social injustice?”
“The answer is as simple as it is disconcerting,” said EF Schumacher. “We can each of us work to put our own house in order.”
Putting our house in order starts with our dining table, our kitchen, our garden and our shopping. In other words, our food. The first step towards preserving the integrity, sustainability and beauty of the biotic community is to eat only good, fresh, local, organic and delicious food every day, every week, every month and every year.