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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Fundamental Rethink of Food

Food is life, and the struggle against hunger across this planet threatens to become a fire that could start other fires.

Our example of "simple living" provides profound answers to the problem of over-consumption that plagues our culture and lives.

In an article from BBC News, Professor Tim Lang of the UK Food Council challenges the current practices of food production, saying that "We are going to have to get biodiversity into gardens and fields, and then eat it."

Hands on, dirty fingernails...Prof. Lang's friend, chef and long-time food campaigner Raymond Blanc agrees...

He is heading a campaign called Dig for Your Dinner, which he hopes will help people reconnect with their food and how, where and when it is grown.

"Food culture is a whole series of steps," he told BBC News.

"Whatever amount of space you have in your backyard, it is possible to create a fantastic little garden that will allow you to reconnect with the real value of gardening, which is knowing how to grow food.

"And once you know how to grow food, it would be very nice to be able to cook it. If you are growing food, then it only makes sense that you know how to cook it as well.

"And cooking food will introduce you to the basic knowledge of nutrition. So you can see how this can slowly reintroduce food back into our culture." far removed we have come from the land. It is one of our prime imperatives as devotees to help our friends re-connect to the original source, both environmentally and spiritually.

Read the whole article here.

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