Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Why Do We Do This, Anyway?

As July approaches and I start to think harder about food choices, I'm reminded how confusing those choices can be.

Sure, white meat is healthier than red, but is Tyson's chicken really better for you than local, grass-fed beef?

Which would you rather buy: a pesticide-sprayed squash from your local farmers' market, or one from the organic section of Stop & Shop?

They're tough decisions, and the answers often depend on finding information that the corporations that produce our food would rather keep hidden.

One thing we can do to make things easier on ourselves, though, is to really figure out what our priorities are and look for foods that fill those criteria.  I find that avoiding corn can be a great rule of thumb to weed out many of the foods that present some of the biggest ethical and moral offences, but I want to hear what you think about most when trying to resolves your omnivore's dilemma.

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