a little observation of food
With tons of different food options, you’d think eating healthier would be easier. We have more access to food than ever before. The options part is correct, but the healthier part isn’t. I was driving down the American highway. And this highway is probably no different than your American highway. Unless if you live in Williamsburg. Littered with giant, multi million dollar costing meccas to fast food. McDonald’s to Burger King. Taco Bell to Jack in the Box (if you live wherever the fuck that is). You get the point. We have options. Don’t ever say Daddy America didn’t give you options. But the options aren’t amazing, its either eat shit, or eat Mexican themed shit.
Franchises really do ruin our food options. It’s kinda odd that the only difference between the Burlington, VT and San Diego, CA Subway restaurants is 3,000 miles. Seasonality, locality or culture doesn’t thrive in the American food conglomerate.
Hunters and gatherers hunted and gathered. If nature didn’t provide it, they didn’t eat it. When we transitioned to agriculture, we ate what we could grow. We ate what fed the most amount of people. That was a perk of agriculture, we could grow lots of food and our population. Now people eat shit that comes out of a bag. Taco Bell doesn’t even hide it. They squeeze it out of a bag in front of you. If you told me you like Taco Bell, I personally wouldn’t talk to you again .
That’s because I enjoy food, a lot. I think we should invest in making good food. If your criteria for a meal is that you want to eat it while sitting in your car and get rid of it all at once into one trash receptacle when you’re done, BAM! DONE! Sticky rice and minced pork all wrapped into a banana leaf. Or if you can get past your xenophobia, kebab would be perfect.
I wonder how many people really think food that tastes good can’t be good for you? Don’t think we’ve come far this way eating bad food. Because that just ain’t the case.