To answer the question “What are we doing to change”:
Change is anathema to most people because the familiar is safe and secure. Heaven forbid we have to start start farming again! Harvesting our own resources! I, personally, have not changed and don’t intended to. This is not because I do not value the earth and it’s resources but because I have other places to direct my focus. We preach a lot, and some of us (the few remaining Saints) actually practice what they preach, but most of us see what needs to be done and find the decision too hard. To that end we hope that others will make our decision, and hope that those changing are the ones who provided us with the easy choices in the first place
over packaging by companies to make them more pleasing to the eye is excessive. .
I do believe you have to think Locally not Globally.
Why is there an implicit assumption that corporations are required to serve the every whim and taste of every consumer? That’s flat wrong. People have responsibilities both as consumers and as members of a corporation, and their hands are not tied to provide every product which is demanded in whatever manner they chose to provide it. Banning Ivory and Whale Oil is an example… a tiny beginning – on keeping companies in check from serving customers blindly. They have responsibility too.
Children do not know where their food comes from. Most thnk it come from the grocery shelf, no further back.
I have yet to here ANYONE talk about profit corruption! Everyone lives in serfdom while “our” CEO’s, Leaders and corporations profit from the proletariat’s. Also, WE the people have NO control over the major corporations, even IF we do own a fair share of the stock or less OR more. While children starve to death of malnutrition, and thousand die in concentration camps, the ignorant feel obligated discuss “PROFITS”!!! WOW
I understand what you’re saying, and I agree that the consumer and the corporation can do more to help the world. Understand, however, that shattering walls with hammers is less effective than dismantling the wall with tools and using that brink and mortar to construct a strong foundation upon which to build a brighter future. Evil to good, vast profit to progressive change. Profit is a tool of change and without it there would be no corporation, no business, no market, no government, no aid; millions more would die if there was no profit. Who could you help if you were broke?
Sanford, people of ancient civilizations,middle ages and so on were far more equipped to feed themselves families, villages and by a larger extent the entire population!and one reason for this is sticking to basics, they fed of the land with exception of diseases and natural disasters that worked out pretty well for them.We are now at a age where we feed of artifical variants of real food and because of this it has taken away from the proper value of the natural foods, people who do not by some reason wish to accept that this is the guided way to remedy the existing situation will come to know one day that it all comes back to the basics.
we live in a spiritually corrupt age!
Rattansingh, if I understand what you’re saying correctly–that we should get back to naturally grown food (such as that which sustained early civilizations) and stay away from genetically modified food –than I must respectfully disagree. While I will concede that naturally grown food is often tastier and perhaps more nourishing it is the genetically modified food (hereafter referred to as GMF) that will sustain future empires because of its low cost and sustainability. And while this might be difficult to stomach, if you’ll pardon the pun, at least we can sleep secure in the knowledge that our new crops are bountiful and more resistant to hostile growing conditions, and the profit reaped is cash for the grower/distributor and food for the consumer.
I don’t know about any of you, but I don’t want to pay $5 for a carrot that was nurtured with love and affection, untainted by the sin of Greed or corrupting chemicals. If I wanted that I’d buy a cat.
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