Why Do We Eat?

Why Do We Eat?

We need to eat food and drink water to live, right? It gives us energy, right? That is a fact, right? Then why is America’s food system based on urgency, convenience and the bottom line of “The Man”? Shouldn’t it be based on food that gives us energy and makes us healthy? Should the food we eat cause the often joked about “food coma”? No. Maybe once in a while we can indulge and not have a care in the world, but it should not be the standard. Everything in moderation. 40% of men and women in America will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime, and this statistic is growing exponentially every year. One major cause for this is the food we eat, especially widespread pesticide contamination in our fruits and vegetables. It started with the baby boomers, the evolution of QSR’s, stores like Wal-Mart, and the material greediness of more, more, more… We focused and worked hard to make sure we would never run out of food again, and the turnout was truly amazing. We kicked ass. But now we have a big problem.   FOOD WASTE Another major problem is food waste. Do you buy groceries? Do you work for that money to buy groceries? And do you throw half of what you buy away every year? In America, we have integrated such a strong system for creating food that we can’t keep up with utilizing it all.  Almost 50% of the fruits, proteins, vegetables, and other foodstuffs we purchase doesn’t make it into our mouths, according to a report published by The Guardian in 2013,...