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Thoughts on Food





Items culled from the most recent issue of [Biodemocracy]ORGANIC BYTES #22 - Organic & Food News Tidbits with an Edge:

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"How we eat determines to a considerable extent how the world is used."
Wendell Berry - Author

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FOOD BREAK
Last week (Oct. 24) was national "Take Back Your Time Day". Most of us
at the OCA offices forgot to acknowledge it, as we were too busy
working, serving as a testament to the problem at hand. In the US, we
each work an average of 350 hours (9 weeks) more per year than our
European friends. In other words, for the EU and the US to have
equivalent work hours per person per year, the average American would
need to take off work from October 24 until the end of the year.
Although this is not an obvious food related issue, the American work
schedule directly impacts how the food industry reacts to consumer
demands. Longer days at the office mean more convenience foods, more
eat-on-the-run foods, more fast foods, more packaging, and more
preservatives. It also means less time to cook with fresh locally grown
produce from co-ops, farmer's markets, CSAs, and home gardens.

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RELATED TIDBITS
-The average Americans puts in more hours now than in the 1950s
-We put in more hours than Medieval peasants did, and more than any
other modern day industrialized country.
-Working Americans average a little over two weeks of vacation per year,
while Europeans average five to six weeks.
-Take Back Your Time Day is not about being anti-work. It's about taking
back time for your family, your health, and your involvement in
bettering the world around you. More info: http://www.simpleliving.net

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saint_monkey
Oct. 31st, 2003 04:31 pm (UTC)
that is a great picture. cukes and hierloom tomatoes. just add some olive oil, and a bit of garlic. mmmmm.
kmo
Nov. 1st, 2003 05:33 am (UTC)
Cucs n Maters


You can bet that the garlic (more than a bit) and olive oil did come to party and moved the whole shebang to a higer level.

Except for the Roma tomatoes, everything in the bowl came out of Patrice's garden.
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