Friday, October 3, 2008

fast food bad. slow food good.

I just finished reading Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma (which had been included in my birthday presents from Offsprings #1&2). It was a worthwhile read, a real eye-opener about what we eat, where it comes from, and how it gets to our tables. (I won't bother with a book review because you can read the NYTimes review here.)

Since I'm realistic, I know I won't be making immediate, drastic changes in my eating habits. However, I will definitely be making more of an effort to choose foods where words such as "natural", "organic", "local", and/or "sustainably raised" apply.

Of course part of the trick is making sure those labels are accurate. (Misleading marketing drives me crazy!) Bopping around the internet, I found the Sustainable Table website. You can type in your zip code and find good local resources. So that's a start!

6 comments:

Presbyterian Gal said...

What?! You don't LIKE eating food grown in a puddle of petroleum based fertilizers?

Rev SS said...

tee hee PG ... you always draw such vivid word pictures! Thanks for the resource BB.

Jiff said...

Cool-o!
You're the second person-I-respect who's recommending the Omnivorse's Dilemma. Gotta get it. Have you read In Praise of Slowness by Carl Honore? Also good.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Thanks for that link. I think it will prove very helpful.

mompriest said...

wow...there are only 4 places in a 20 mile radius from my house...no restuarants or stores, but a few farms....that's depressing...

I suspect if I expanded my search I'd find something???

Barbara B. said...

mompriest, I know of a farm within maybe 5 miles of here that should be on the list but isn't... so I suspect the site isn't all-inclusive yet.