In light of our recent discussions about food diversity and our diet, I must say that when I compare my homelife to my life at college there is a big difference. If you are what you eat, I’ll probably be sealed in a plastic container by the time I graduate. Now That I’m so busy, I feel that I don’t have time to prepare food with raw ingredients. Unless I can nuke it or fry it up in a few minutes I simply don’t take the time to buy it or eat it. At home I grew up in a rural woodland area where we drank well water and ate fresh fruits and veggies grown in our own garden. I even chucked when we watched No Impact Man because my Dad had the same fascination with those compost worms and we used the regularly to feed our own crops.
Needless to say I barely eat anything green here. I subscribe to a lot more vacuum sealed, plastic wrapped things. But I want to keep trying to get closer to some of the practices I had at home, something abit more natural. Especially after reading this book:
I definitely mentioned it in class before but if you’re like me I’d highly recommend this book. In some ways it will calm some of the irrational fear of processed food, but in other ways it will only confirm the suspicions your had before and make you aware of new ones. But just as a few fun facts, the majority of packaged baked goods come from rocks and some ingredients are the same material used to make cellophane wrap……Lovely I know! So if you don’t feel you have time to worry about it now (I can completely relate) maybe something to research over the summer. I know that’s what I’ll be doing!