Daily Archives: November 24, 2014

ORIGINS- Exclusive Worldwide Premiere – a must-watch video

Origins – Exclusive Worldwide Premiere

Published on Nov 13, 2014

Watch the exclusive worldwide premiere of the Origins film from November 13th – November 22nd. Get Details: http://origins.well.org
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The Ethics of the Tomato: Food Justice in America – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

  The Ethics of the Tomato: Food Justice in America

tomatoThe Garden of Eden would envy the American supermarket.  Apples tempt the palate in endless varieties, asparagus sits on toast and broccoli is more than the director of an action movie. Bountiful reigns in America and the supermarket has come to signify the crest of conspicuous consumption. Supermarkets make a total of $5billion a year.

There is food from all corners of the planet. If they don’t have a particular item it can be imported for the right price. Stocked on the shelves are this morning’s entrée that include the beautiful red tomatoes, glossier than the plastic variety.   But if those tomatoes could speak one would hear a tale of ethics, farmworker justice and manipulation of the system by big business. There is also genetic engineering to produce the ‘tasty tomatoes’ that can be detrimental to one’s health.

The journey of a tomato from the farm to the dining table, or from plant to plate is replete with tales of hardships and worker’s struggles for justice. It brings into focus demands for a decent wage, better living conditions and really the ethics of eating.  Continue reading