Just came across a book that I’ll be buying ASAP: The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movement. Yes, yes, a resounding YES to everything he says in his introduction (available on that linked page), and I can’t wait to get my hands on this to read the whole thing. This passage in particular resonated with me:
“The food-related political activism that I feel most passionate about is an extension of this sensual pursuit in that it seeks to revive local food production and exchange, and to redevelop community food sovereignty. There is no sacrifice required for this agenda because, generally speaking, the food closest at hand is the freshest, most delicious, and most nutritious. This revolution will not be genetically engineered, pumped up with hormones, covered in pesticides, individually wrapped, or microwaved. This is a revolution of the everyday, and itâ€™s already happening. Itâ€™s a practice more of us can build into our mundane daily realities and into a grassroots groundswell. This revolution is wholesome, nurturing, and sensual. This revolution reinvigorates local economies. This revolution rescues traditional foods that are in danger of extinction and revives skills that will enable people to survive the inevitable collapse of the unsustainable, globalized, industrial food system.” (from the Introduction)
Yeah, what he said. Times two.