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