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Is the food revolution just a great big fat lie?

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:23 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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Re: Is the food revolution just a great big fat lie?

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:42 am

Hi, Ben,
There's certainly a lot of hijacking going on - clean/green/sustainable/organic being sold as luxury, as an element of the 'conspicuous consumption' lifestyle that contributes excessively to environmental destruction.
Parallel to that, there is all the gastro-porn: celebrity chefs, 'eating your way along the Silk Road', that sort of thing.
And they, in turn, feed the obesity epidemic.
:thinking:

I don't know where to start tackling the problem - maybe we have to start anywhere and everywhere, as we need to do in combatting global warming. For me, that means eating as fresh, as seasonally and as locally as I can, cutting back on meat (environmentally expensive as well as un-Buddhist), and making baby steps towards growing my own food in my spare time. It's all common sense but, as we know, common sense ain't all that common.

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Postby rowboat » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:58 am

A Facebook account is required to read the article posted in the OP. Here is a direct link to the article for those without a Facebook account: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... ion-glaser
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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:26 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Is the food revolution just a great big fat lie?

Postby ground » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:37 am

Sustainability begins when eating of animal products ceases and food revolution begins when seeking taste ceases.

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Postby mikenz66 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:24 am

A former soil-science prof at our local agricultural university used to get extremely frustrated with the "organic" manifesto. New Zealand has all kinds of nutrient deficiencies due to the geology (volcanic plateau in the North Island, other issues in the South), and successful agriculture is only possible because of the research that figured out what was required to balance the nutrients. He was all for using organic methods as much as possible, but to take the position that "pure organic" is "better" than adding necessary nutrients is just posturing.

I went to an interesting talk a couple of years ago about research on using particular flowers to attract natural predators (to reduce pesticide use). This is an idea that has been around for a while, but apparently not much research has been done and most of the folklore about it is not very accurate, so he wasn't particularly enthusiastic about "organic" manifestos. His hope was for horticultural industries here, such as wine, to be able to be completely pesticide free, which would be quite impressive...

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby Ben » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:49 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby Sanghamitta » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:58 am

Well it should be. Marie Antoinette is not a Buddhist role model.
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