In case you have not watched it, or want to watch it again, you now see the Oscar nominated Food Inc for FREE on PBS or online.
Check online at here to see when its in your market.
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If you eat you should watch this, otherwise its not really that important or interesting. Food Inc exposes the factory farm model of modern agri-business in all its glorious issues. From GMO (you are a guinea pig in biggest experiment in human history), to factory farms, animal welfare to workers rights…Its all a bit overwhelming, really.
But ignorance is NOT bliss, when it comes to what we are eating. It wont go away till we make more informed decisions on what we eat. As many have stated, we vote for what type of agricultural system we support every time we lift a fork to our mouths. Yes eating is a nutritional act, but is is also an economic, and political one as well. What we buy to eat determines our health, the health of our enviornment, our political policies, and drives the economy as well.
And of course, since your at GZ, you know our view. Eating is also a spiritual act, because there is no more intimate way we interact with our world than food. And what we eat affects our spiritual progression towards the Divine.
So watch it already!
NPR Market Place just ran their story on GZ and KOL Foods. Give it a listen, leave a comment, share it, and let us know what you think. After looking at the picture, I’m thinking maybe Karima is right and its time to cut the hair? Hope she’s not reading this.
Its interesting, many people were quite surprised that they used the word ‘unlikely’ in the title, since its really not that odd that Muslims and Jews would find common cause. In fact perhaps no two religious communities have a more intertwined history than Islam and Judaism. And even now in our modern context, there are many similarities such as the focus of the story; we both have a living tradition when it comes to dietary laws around meat. However the historical connections are often lost, in fact many people literally erroneously believe that Jews and Muslims have some sort of inherent dislike for each other. As one comment on the story stated:
‘Finally, a story where Jews and Muslims aren’t trying to kill each other!!!! Let’s have more “good” news about life, I already know all the bad ones.
Another reality that gets lost in our present geo-political state of affairs is that Islam is a deeply spiritual path, ’spiritual’ is probably not a quality most would even associate with Islam. More on this in another post.
What Devora has been doing is an inspiration, and for anyone that is looking for Kosher, Grass Fed, Organic meats give her a ring.
Finally quick clarification, I mentioned in the story that I bought lamb from Devora, that was for my own consumption over 1.5 years ago before we had any. But any lamb we have ever sold (or any meat) has been harvested by us.