The "seed" of something is usually considered its 'genesis', its nucleus, where something germinates from to become something else. It's miraculous how the basis for our whole food chain, which we are MOST DEPENDENT upon comes from little, sometimes miniscule, seeds.
Likewise, an idea, a dream, and a controversy of with Fascist/Disctatorship-like characteristics can spring from 'a seed'! In previous posts I have referred to Genetically Modified Organisms (primarily food) and the HUGE concerns that we, as a consuming/dependent public should have regarding them. Not only are there some main concerns such as biological compatability and unknown health consequences, the most concerning is the idea that we no longer will have the freedom to produce our own food.
Some people have referred to me, Elaine Parny, as an alarmist and that I unnecessarily focus on the negative. I can tell you this, if the public does not go out of its way to question, investigate and advocate, it will be subjected to tyranny in every area of their lives. And, with the control over food production, any ruling agency will, in fact, have the government sanctioned capacity to exploit your dependence on food and to regulate what you can and cannot have for food consumption, unconcerned as to your optimum health but rather prioritizing the producers profits. Case in point, please read the following:
Wow!!! I looked through my postings here at Food For Thought and I'm embarassed. Keeping a blog current takes a real commitment and I've just been going in toooooo many directions. Sorry that I've not posted recently. Hopefully, I'll get back on track soon. I've got pics to post and it seems there is so much going on in the 'food world' that it makes food shows look tiny!
Roland and I visited France in May and while visiting family, we also investigated new restaurants and checked out various locations for our 'field trips' where we go to visit markets and chateaus on our culinary tour, A Taste of Le Berry. We were hoping to put something together for October and now it looks like we will be postponing our next tour. We've had several people say they were interested and if you have any questions regarding our tour package, please contact us through our contact page here on the site or firstname.lastname@example.org .
I hope you all have had an opportunity to get involved in food production in one way or another. It seems everywhere I look, more and more people are getting involved in local gardening, markets, cooking programs and community pantries. Ironically, the government is quickly changing food laws that will eventually impact us all and it seems they are doing so without bringing those laws into the public forum. So, I encourage each and every one of you to take a moment and use your browser bar or your favorite search engine to seek out at least one article a week related to "food laws". Give us some feedback as to what you find and 'your take' on what you think about that information. Let's help each other to learn!
I came across a blog that I find very informative and is a good example of a person who has looked into the subject of food/nutrition/production. I hope you find it interesting, as well.
When Roland and I met, I was one of those people who opened the box or can and warmed up the family meal. After our marriage in 2005, I truely began to appreciate what food is really about, not only that it can taste very good, and be nutritious, but that it can be a celebration of who you are and the people that you share it with.