I have been tempted to write this post for quite sometime. Food we all eat it, we enjoy and savor it, food nourishes our bodies and helps us grow. It is also a topic that inspires passionate discussion and debate, mostly online. I am very active online and watch and follow many thought leaders on this topic from amazing chef's using farm fresh and sustainable ingredients. Jonathan Karpathios a chef in Amsterdam I feel hit the nail on the head describing what real food is in his TED talk , love his passion for growing food and working with farmers for his restaurant and eating in season. He's a joy to tweet with also and really cares.
Another person I learnt lots from and enjoy tweeting with is Simran Sethi, she is a wonderful person who passionately shares about seeds and biodiversity, agriculture and environmental issues. In our time we are eating a much less diverse diet these graphs give a powerful illustration its amazing how much corn is grown in America for example and its not to eat.
I am not a farmer just a beginner home gardener inspired by my wonderful Granddad who grew vegetables in his garden all of his adult life. This also inspired me to study to be a master gardener, I am nearly finished with the course and hope to volunteer in school gardens.
Its healthy to ask questions about food - what are GMO's? how was it grown? was it sustainably farmed? how much pesticides were used? it is good for us?.. and so on.
Never be afraid to ask these questions as it shows you care.