From Seed to Shelf – Ethical Consumption

I’m trying to change my relationship with food, and respecting more of where it comes from. Thought some of you might enjoy this blog post.

The Green Seal Blog

By Guest Blogger Lindsey Berk of Operation Groundswell

Groundswell“Eating is an agricultural act.”

– Wendell Berry, American novelist, activist, cultural critic, and farmer

We seem to have forgotten that.

At least, I had forgotten that until I left my corporate job and my New York City apartment in 2011 to begin a three-year journey around Latin America and Australia. Working on a winery in Mendoza, Argentina during its harvest taught me the importance of a farmer’s vigilance and dedication – as well as how fickle a crop can be. WWOOFing on an organic farm in Byron Bay, Australia, brought out my inner child as I delighted in pulling carrots, radishes and peanuts out of the ground. Volunteering at a coffee cooperative in Guatemala instilled in me the importance of fair wages and food justice. This was the same girl who had grown up with a plethora of food in the…

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