What we eat is within our control, yet the act ties us to the economic, political and ecological order of our whole planet. Even an apparently small change— consciously choosing a diet that is good for both our bodies and for the earth—can lead to a series of changes that transform our whole lives.
—FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ
Developing a consistent food ethic is a good starting point in the quest for a bigger life. But the real challenge is to put its values into practice.
It begins, as Frances Moore Lappé has suggested, with consciously choosing a diet that is good for both our bodies and the earth. Such a diet, as it turns out, is also likely to be consistent with other ethical concerns.
But that is only a starting point. There are more fundamental ways of changing our relationship to food than
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Publication information: Book title: The Garden of Eating:Food, Sex, and the Hunger for Meaning. Contributors: Jeremy Iggers - Author. Publisher: Basic Books. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 167.
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