We all know what a "picky eater" is and the trials of encouraging our children to eat food that is good for them. We want our youngsters to develop a healthy appetite and stress when they only want junk. Well, now it's probably time to "practice what we preach" and set a good example by becoming educated food consumers, at least on what the current food controversies are in the food market and learn what it takes to make some thoughtful food choices.
We just got through one of the largest egg recalls in our lifetime due to salmonella contamination and, unfortunately, some people got very, very sick and, if I'm not mistaken, someone died. Now, there is a new controversy that is starting to heat up "in the kitchen". We are seeing more and more reports in the media over the supersized, genetically altered salmon that is making it into our food supply. This one is really stirring up some heat.
I decided to offer a few links that would bring the controversy to you as an exercise to: 1)become more knowledgeable about our food supply and the responsibility that each of us has to monitor that supply to the best of our abilities. 2) challenge ourselves to really think about a food issue that is happening right now, in our own markets, try to determine where we each stand on the subject. 3)get ahold of some really good salmon (it's still available for a decent price in the frozen food section, and, it's caught wild) and try your hand at some pan sauteed salmon. If you can afford fresh, great. It's one of my favorites!
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.