So we buy store bought bread with lots of chemicals that keep it ‘fresh’. We buy processed meats, canned fruits. Every once and a while, like for thanksgiving we have fresh baked bread, real fruit, a new variety of vegetables and we think, boy, this fresh food is amazing. We consider it a treat. Not a necessity, or a healthy choice, or a cost effective purchase.
Its a one off special occasion sort of thing, we buy the fresh bread for the company thats coming over and the fresh fruit bowl for the inlaws.
And we’re killing ourselves eating all the chemicals in the food, preservatives, synthetic things that are no good. Food full of salt, sugar, all the wrong kinds of fat.
If we all think about what they ate 100 years ago, fresh bread, fresh slaughter poultry and fresh vegetables were the ‘cheap’ food. The most cost effective stuff, the stuff you could pull out of the ground in your backyard was in fact the most healthy food you could get. They had fresh baked bread every day.
The quality, fresh, healthy food wasn’t just a special occasion sort of thing, it was every day meal stuff.
We, as a society, are TOTALLY backwards, I’m not sure where we started on this trail. It was progress apparently, less time consuming, more convienient. And somehow more cost effective.
Now we have cancer, hospitals filled with new sicknesses, ADHD kids, obesity, all kinds of allergies, shorter lives, higher health care costs and on and on.
All because we gave up hard work that provided us and our close family with healthy fresh food, our ‘daily bread’. Oh, and on top of that its made us put faith in ourselves to earn big dollars rather then putting our faith in God who created the world and the ground that our seeds were planted in. We don’t need God now, cause our money pays for convienient food that big corporations test thoroughly (cough) and guarrantee freshness and health benefits for (cough cough).
We are so deluded, misguided and short sighted. This whole topic really could fill a book or two and I’m sure it has for the ‘back to the land’ers’ and DIYers and hobby farmers.
Giving up hard work and God is why we are where we are, its all strung together, just think about it for a bit…
Not a real happy topic but real!