MORE THAN JUST FOOD TO DIGEST
DO YOU ever wonder where your food comes from and how it is produced? There is a lot of interest in food from a health perspective – the rise of the super foods shows how lucrative a good promotional campaign can be. The health scare around imported berries and prechopped salads last year alerted many people to the potential dangers of raw products. But there is also an ethical component to food consumption. Before you chow into a crispy piece of bacon, do you wonder whether the pig was born in a sow stall? Did your eggs benedict come from caged hens? As you enjoy morning coffee, do you know if workers were exploited to provide you with a much-need caffeine hit? What herbicides and pesticides were sprayed on the golden wheat that went to make your toast? As consumers, we can influence the way food is grown and processed. It is time we looked a little deeper.
Rick Lee - regional editor