In previous “Reviled” posts, we’ve discussed food labels and pink slime, but that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to truly knowing what’s in your food and knowing where your food comes from. Those two things alone are great reasons for us all to do our research.
The most imposing question here is, “Do you know where your food comes from?” If the answer is “No”, what can you do about it? Other than moving into the mountains and living off the land, there’s not really a single solution, but there are a number of steps you can take to become better informed.
Shop at your local farmers market and get to know the farmers. Also, when you’re shopping for protein, know what’s being fed to the animals–knowing what they’re eating is knowing what you’re eating! Understand food labels. If your third-grader can’t pronounce the ingredients, maybe one should consider an alternative for that particular product. The list of questions can go on and on, so we recommend good old fashioned research.
This video from CNN explores whether or not people really want to know where their food comes from (full written story). What are your thoughts on the matter?