I feel that what we put in our bodies represents how we relate to the world. Sometimes we eat with awareness and reverence and sometimes without care. Sometimes we are denied food, sometimes we are coerced into eating too much. What we eat allies us to some but alienates us from others. If we don’t eat, we die. If we don’t ever eat with a sense of awe for the amazing powers that came together to make that food, I think we die a little bit.
Always a sell-out, Eat Local Now! promotes year-round support of local food, and it gives neighbors the opportunity to share in community with those who feed them.
However, I disagree strongly that localism and sustainability are not connected, Rudi. It’s a big, big part of the movement. How long can we sustain the cost of fuel used to transport Wahoo from Hawaii to Washington, DC?
Wahoo is from Hawaii, Sablefish from the Pacific NW, and Tiger Shrimp from off the coast of Mexico. Isn’t sustainability all about the use of local products?