Food Wars

It seems like food and food systems are quickly becoming the battle ground for a new war in America and beyond – even more so when the very language used to describe news in this field comes from the military world!

However, this video is still worth a serious viewing: The Battle for the World Food System: An Interview with Raj Patel

And in the spirit of building yourself an air-raid shelter for the 21st century: 5 tips for surviving a raid on your food buying club. While I don’t buy our dairy products from a buying club, I have found and participated in buying clubs for our seafood, olive oil, and even salt. I highly recommend seeking out buying clubs in your area – they are often an affordable way of purchasing food items that meet your requirements for being sustainable, organic, local, and ethical or those that may not be local but still offer a fair price to the producer and exceptional quality to you. The best way to find these clubs, unfortunately, seems to be a matter of luck – I’ve joined one through work and found others through “foodie” friends. Your local farmers’ market, Slow Food chapter, and food co-op are great places to start asking questions about your options.

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