"We need to learn the lessons of the real cost of production. We need to ask ourselves not just why organic prices are so high, but why conventional prices are so low." — Alan Wilson, Senior Agronomist, Waitrose
"We are not here to abuse and exploit other creatures. We are here to live and help live. Every meal is part of the journey." — John Robbins from "The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and the World"
For many years, we eat without questioning. Without questioning the source and the process of our food; without questioning the story behind the taste.
We put our faith in large firms, large corporations, large supermarkets and large scale intensive farming. Somehow, “large scale” seems to mean safe, secure and promising. However, if you just look a little bit further, it’s not hard to find that the facts aren’t that pretty.
Lands are being destroyed. Our air and water is being polluted. Farm animals can hardly enjoy the pastures they used to live on, and they are even forced to eat what they are not supposed to. Our plants are being genetically modified to a point that we can hardly see a purple cauliflower anymore. The Earth that God created is distorted just because we want to see more than enough supplies in our super stores. Profit making becomes the first priority whereas the sacrifices we pay and the sufferings we give to our future generations become minor.
In Genesis 1:28, God said to Adam and Eve, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
We are responsible. We are responsible of what we eat, what we use, and what we throw into the garbage bin. We are responsible of protecting our soil, air and water. We are responsible of conserving natural resources by recycling natural materials. And we are responsible of keeping the beauty of the Earth.
One way to do it will be, to support organic farming.