Most of us are profoundly disconnected from food production—the lettuce, pickles, and ground beef we eat everyday arrive on conveyor belts of anonymity and abstraction. Out in the periphery of our awareness we hold vague notions of farming, massive industrial kitchens, trucks, and warehouses, but these are hazy images obscured within the faceless corporations that dominate our food markets.
Our world has not always been this way! These obstructions blocking our food-line-of-sight are discontinuous with our human cultural heritage. It’s such a historical anomaly that it should give us pause. When we consider our current arrangement, we can see that alienation from our food has far-reaching and destructive ramifications. Fear not though: there are simple ways to get back on course. A great place to start is by going to a farm.
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