In the course of reading over the last few articles I've posted, in addition to all the other articles I was reading to find the ones I liked, I kept seeing the term "The French Paradox" and felt that it would benefit those of you who visit our blog to have the term defined. I did find an article that seemed to cover many aspects of the concept and gives a glimpse of how food research, in time, affects the food market, food choices and the food economy, and ultimately the way we think about our own eating habits. Now that we are no longer are an agrarian dominated culture, it is becoming more and more important in the American society to have some knowledge of what food is really about in regards to true quality. When we take the time to become knowledgeable of food and different related controversies, we become aware that it's not a simple matter. Food sources, food manipulation, food economics, and even physiology as it relates to real nutrition and how our bodies work with food should be a vital part of the education that we offer even the youngest members of our nation. I even recommend taking the time to watch the 1973 film, Soylent Green, an extreme perspective on this subject.
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.