grassfed, organic, free range, cage free, natural, hormone free, no antibiotics, local, locavore, sustainable, HFCS, factory farm, industrial organic, etc.
When I decided to become a conscious eater (unknowingly as I started this blog) the list above is only the tip of the iceberg of terms that I’ve encountered. And this whole time I’ve been thoroughly confused. Documentaries like Food Inc and King Corn and books like The China Study and Omnivore’s Dilemma only makes an essential activity like eating very complicated when you want to do it the “right way”. When the proverbial veil was taken away from my eyes it has become so hard to eat because the non-sustainable, hormone laden, processed food is everywhere. Even buying a pack of nuts has all sorts of preservatives that seem harmless but who knows?
To be a conscious eater you almost need an opt out button. Does that exist? Do I have to start growing my own food? What’s the balance between practicality, environmentally friendly, ad healthy?