Week 1. Day 4. What do Food Chain Workers have to do with our food systems?
We have many food chain workers in our food system. We take many things for granted and maybe we are simply ignorant to what we cannot see. One reason I had my children dig potatoes and pick strawberries and harvest apples and learn to cook was to hopefully have them realize that:
– Food doesn’t magically appear on a shelf or a counter at a restaurant
– Food comes from manual labor, planning, dealing with weather and nature
– Knowledge is power; purchasing and eating involve choices and can reflect our morality
– We can give food chain workers appreciation