Wendell Berry: Eating Responsibly, Pt. 5: The Economy and Technology of Industrial Food

The Hungry Gap

wendell berry pt_05

In his justly famous essay,The Pleasures of Eating, Kentucky farmer, poet and essayist, Wendell Berry lists seven things we can all do to eat responsibly–even if we live in the big city.  I will highlight one item each day for seven days, with the hope that some readers may be inspired to read the entire essay.  It is a foundational text in The Hungry Gap.

Number Five:

Learn, in self-defense, as much as you can of the economy and technology of industrial food production. What is added to the food that is not food, and what do you pay for those additions?

Yes, this takes some time and effort . . . and it’s not all that easy to know what’s what:  opinions everywhere; facts hard to sort through.

If you don’t know where to begin, start with Michael Pollan . . . and move out…

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