". . . on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the most
remarkable happenings in the history of democracy. . . " -American Heritage Magazine, October 1993
This Sunday April 22nd we celebrate the 42nd annual Earth Day. A day that I have personally deemed to be not only a Culinary Holiday but also a day to celebrate being an Locavore. Treating the environment and our bodies correctly and naturally go hand in hand, but we continue to abuse both, we are becoming more and more obese in America and corporate farmers, seed makers, food producers are continually trying to find a seed that grows quicker, a cow that is so pumped up with hormones that I wouldn't be surprised if it could no longer Moo, but instead quacks. So why not start making a difference and changing how and what you eat.
Please take this time to think about what you put in your body, where it came from, how was it raised or grown. Was it genetically altered to grow quicker while loosing most of its nutritional value, or was it fed growth hormones and raised in unethical and inhuman conditions. Why change your normal routine and think about going to farmers markets or supporting your local small farmer (thus supporting your local community). Perhaps raise a few chickens at your home so you have a fresh supply of eggs, but first check your town or city laws, or grow a few fresh vegetables on your deck in some pots. Even go to your local supermarket and demand change, especially those of you who shop at Walmart. Walmart is the worlds largest supermarket chain, and they have the ability to make change in where our food comes from and how it is grow and/or raised.
Farmers Markets are almost everywhere nowadays and there are plenty of resources to find local farmers. It just takes a few minutes and perhaps a few extra dollars. Dollars that you will most likely spend on medicine, an operation or other health care costs if you don't make the change to unadulterated food products. Below you will find two links to assist you on finding locally grown and raised food products.
We are in a time where everyone wants to know how to cook, where chefs are celebrities, and the food network is watched by not only adults but children as well. But change starts at home, in your local community, on your local farms and in the local stores and even local restaurants. You can make a difference in the World, To the Earth to Your Body and for Future Generations. Celebrate Earth Day all year long, as long as you are on the earth. We only have on earth and you only have one life. Doesn't it make sense to make the best of both?
One of my favorite sayings: Think Globally, Act Locally.
Until I blog again: Eat Well, Live Life and Be Safe