Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Food....... Eat it or not?

A while back I saw some disturbing documentaries.  These documentaries talked about and showed the life and death of animals that we use for food.

I guess I had always known what went on, but decided to stick my head in the sand.  I was never a big meat, fish, egg,  or milk consumer...... Cheese is a different story.

After watching the documentaries I could no longer pretend that these practices did not happen.  A friend put it best when he said "You can't unlearn these things".

Going Vegan cold turkey proved impossible for me (no pun intended).  My problem is that I can't seem to quit eating cheese and  putting cream in my tea.  I remember going to my step-aunt's farm and watching the cows being milked.  I was young, but their cows were well cared for and didn't seem unhappy.  I haven't seen a video on milk cows being abused so I have justified that it's ok to eat cheese and have my splash of cream everyday.  I know...... I am all over the place.  I've also watched a documentary on cheese and how it is cancer causing.  I smoked for 17 years so I know what it's like to do something that you know is bad for you.

Love this image!

The subject of hunting for food came up.  I came to believe that if an animal was killed humanely and used for food (not sport) then it would be alright to eat.  I have no issue if you can look into the eyes of a deer and be grateful for it's sacrifice.  I don't see myself eating deer at any point but never say never.

I also believe that I would eat eggs if it came from a small local farm where the chickens were truly "Free Range".  Please note: If you are currently buying free-range eggs from the supermarket thinking that the chickens are running all day in fields and frolicking,  I would recommend that you do some research (not the case).

I've also decided to eat fish (but I don't like many types)....... no rhyme or reason.

I seem to be all over the place when it comes to food.  I don't want to label myself because I want to do what I feel is right for me.  It may not fall under a particular label........ there are too many labels in the world.

I respect the right of others to consume what ever they want.  I am not in any position to judge.

Do you think about what you eat?  Can you recommend any articles, books, movies, podcasts etc?

Gotta run.

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