Reflections and Resolutions

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I found this excellent list of questions that caused me to reflect on my journey towards ethical eating and the year that looms on the horizon. 1. What new local food did you discover this year? 2. What bad food habit did you give up or replace? 3. What’s your most memorable meal of 2008? […]















Pre-Consumption Prayer

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This is worth re-posting. Excellent thoughts along the lines of Consuming Christmas from God’s Politics: “Consumption” isn’t a bad word. Even as we watch the excesses of the consumer economy crumble and collapse around us, we should remember that the word “consume” also means “to eat.” On Thursday, many of us consumed to excess as […]















In Search of Food Leviticus

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Speaking of Faith replayed Krista Tippet’s interview last year with Barbara Kingsolver called The Ethics of Eating. I caught a phrase this time around that grabbed my attention. Kingsolver said she was in search of “Food Leviticus.” I can sympathize with that! For those who mainly stay away from the book of the Bible that […]















It’s Time to Glean Up

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I keep running into themes and ideas that we haven’t gotten to in our Food in the Bible series yet, but I can’t pass up the chance to introduce them. Gleaning is the practice of not harvesting the edges of crop fields, leaving crops for the poor to sustain themselves (Lev. 19:9-10; 23:22, Deut 24:21, […]















Ethical Eating Part 3: Waste Not

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Ethical Eating is a series of practical tips and ideas on how to eat in ways that are better for other people and the earth. “A family of four’s monthly share of American food waste.” View full graphic (Via NYTimes link below) I don’t have statistics in front of me, but I probably don’t need […]















Ethical Eating Part 1: Making Choices

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Unless you start a commune and eat only food that you grow yourself, you can’t ever claim to eat 100% ethically. Even if you did eat only your own food or the 100 mile diet, there is the matter of billions of people elsewhere in the world still starving. Eating local doesn’t solve the world’s […]