We can find some guideance in Dr Satish Kumar’s talk, “The Future of Food: Eat Like It Matters”.
He shared the following points for reflection:
- Nature and culture should always remain partners. When nature and culture are divorced, both suffer.
- When food becomes business, it becomes a commodity, and the idea of food as a sacred source of nourishment, as a sacred source of social and family relationships, and also a source of spiritual well-being – so ecological, spiritual and social, these three dimensions – get lost when food is only a commodity.
- We need to pay greater attention to the quality of food, the sacred quality of food: where it is coming from, how it is packaged, how it is distributed, and how it is grown.
Green Hub's Eat Well Canteen and Eat Well Cookery Courses strive to reconnect soil, soul and society in the hope that a more sustainable food system for everyone will manifest. We try our best to minimize the carbon footprint of all meals we serve, and maximize the educational, social and environmental benefits of all food we consume.
Eating well may take a bit more effort but the rewards – for ourselves, our families and our common future – are too big to pass up.
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