food meme

lots of blogs have memes, so i thought i’d put one up, too. why don’t you answer or comment on a few (or all) of these questions. or feel free to propagate them on your own blog. let’s see what happens …

  1. how do our eating habits relate to world hunger?
  2. to what degree do the choices we make at the grocery store and the foods we eat at each meal have an impact on humanity and the environment?
  3. have you ever taken the time to think about who is involved in bringing food to our table, e.g. for spaghetti: from the person who fills the seed packages for the wheat to the farmer who harvests it to the young woman at the packaging line to the truck driver for catelli?
  4. how often do you invite god/the sacred to your table?
  5. are some food items like drugs?
  6. what’s the difference between cravings and hunger?
  7. who do you eat with, and what effect does that have on you?
  8. will genetically modified food feed the poor or destroy the environment?
  9. can we justify keeping and killing animals for food?
  10. what’s the difference between gluttony and pleasure?

isabella mori
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3 thoughts on “food meme

  1. Lucy

    how do our eating habits relate to world hunger?

    I have no idea. Never thought about it.

    have you ever taken the time to think about who is involved in bringing food to our table, e.g. for spaghetti: from the person who fills the seed packages for the wheat to the farmer who harvests it to the young woman at the packaging line to the truck driver for catelli?

    Never thought about that either! Makes my head spin, I don’t know if I want to think about it.

    how often do you invite god/the sacred to your table?

    We used to say grace all the time before dinner. I liked that, come to think of it.

    are some food items like drugs?

    Yes! Ice cream, cookies, cookie dough, KFC. Once I start, I can’t get enough. It’s really bad. I should go to Weight Watchers again.

    who do you eat with, and what effect does that have on you?

    I have this group of friends, when I go out with them, we have so much fun, I dont care what I eat. We were just talking about that last time. When my mother-in-law comes over thats when I gotta watch out. First, she brings all this good stuff, like lemon merengue pie and this traditional sausage thing she makes. Also, she drives me crazy sometimes, she’s quite religious and talks about it all the time. Then I sit there shovellling all that food in, and hope she’ll stop talking soon.

  2. Lissette

    1. how do our eating habits relate to world hunger?
    I don’t understand the question.

    2. to what degree do the choices we make at the grocery store and the foods we eat at each meal have an impact on humanity and the environment?
    I suppose eating food that is in packages/containers that aren’t biodegradable isn’t good for the environment.

    3. have you ever taken the time to think about who is involved in bringing food to our table, e.g. for spaghetti: from the person who fills the seed packages for the wheat to the farmer who harvests it to the young woman at the packaging line to the truck driver for catelli?
    Yes, I have. I learned the other day on a BBC documentary that 2/3 of the world’s chocolate is made by child labour. So now I don’t eat chocolate unless the label says they’ve made sure it is child-labour free.

    4. how often do you invite god/the sacred to your table?
    Never. Why ask?

    5. are some food items like drugs?
    Yes, i.e. caffeine. People are addicted to it.

    6. what’s the difference between cravings and hunger?
    Hunger is a natural body response. Craving a mental desire born from bad habits.

    7. who do you eat with, and what effect does that have on you?
    My family and sometimes my friends. I prefer to eat with my friends and my sister. My parents stress me out because they always make a point to talk about what I’m consuming if it’s “bad”.

    8. will genetically modified food feed the poor or destroy the environment?
    The former.

    9. can we justify keeping and killing animals for food?
    Other people sure can and as a vegetarian, I know they aren’t going to change their minds any time soon.

    10. what’s the difference between gluttony and pleasure?
    Gluttony = over excess. Pleasure = satisfaction.

  3. isabella mori

    thanks both of you for responding. sorry, lucy, that it took me so long to reply – i must have overlooked your comment.

    the question of how our eating relates to world hunger … well, let’s say i eat hamburgers at a fast food joint three times a week. the farming practices of some of the fast food chains in third world countries have contributed to poverty and malnutrition.

    or let’s say i spend a lot of money eating at fancy restaurants. compare that to the fact that $28 a month (ONE meal at such a restaurant), if donated to foster parents, can make a huge difference in a family in, say, burkina faso.

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