i love to eat it.
i love to cook it.
i love to grow it.
i love to buy it.
i love to look at it, feel it, share it, smell it, touch it, taste it.
get the picture? i love food. good food, fresh food. food that is healthy & tasty & makes my life feel the better for eating it.
my heart breaks when i know people in this world can't afford food. but in some ways, it breaks even more when i know people CAN afford food, but still buy highly processed and bad-for-you-in-every-way food. there are some kids that don't know what a carrot looks like (no, really.). there are some families that will eat fried food (hot chips/pizza/chicken nuggets) every day of the week. the reality is this is making us unhealthy. very quickly.
so when i listened to this lecture by jamie oliver, there were tears in my eyes. he won a TED award, and made a wish :
"My wish is for you to help a strong sustainable movement to educate every child about food, to inspire families to cook again, and to empower people everywhere to fight obesity. "
jamie oliver, TED wish
i say amen, brother. i'm with you all the way...