Hey guys, serious question: What the fuck are we eating these days?
I know that many of you out there also keep a running list of foods we're not eating, including meat, soy, shade plants, gluten, legumes, peanuts (which are legumes, you fool), eggs, palm oil, rbGH milk, non-organic strawberries, bacon, fruit juice, popcorn, bottled water and tilapia.
Along with a healthy dose of liberal guilt over farmworkers rights, national politics and environmental sustainability, and I have become crippled when it comes to what I should eat.
Nearly every evening includes some version of the following thought process:
Co-worker: Last night I made this recipe. It was amazing!
Me (looking at recipe): Cool, I'll substitute the beef for tofu! I read that article about how beef consumption is the single greatest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. Except soybeans are the biggest GMO crop in the world, so I'd better skip the tofu, too. I can use quinoa in place of the pasta, but I ate oatmeal for breakfast. Is that too many grains for one day? I try to buy tortillas only from the Mexican grocery store by my house, because I'm all about small businesses and doing my part to combat urban food deserts. But they're closed on Mondays. I guess I could stop at the chain grocery store, except we're still boycotting their open-carry gun policy. No big deal. I have chicken in my freezer and a half-eaten goat cheese log.
Ignorance is bliss, folks. And sometimes ignorance is a choice.
Fast forward to 8 p.m. I'm starving and wracked with anxiety. I eat a carrot from my garden. I wonder if the seeds I used were heirloom. Then, I order a pizza.
Dinner is served.
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