I’m a family nurse practitioner masters student based in Reno, NV. May I present a short food manifesto:
I think it makes sense to choose food compassionately and then share it with friends and loved ones. Get overly excited about food, eat huge salads and giant plates of vegetables, celebrate summer and eat as many stone fruits as you can. Go urban foraging, make your own ice cream, seek out raw milk sellers, make your own cheese, only eat grass-fed beef, free range chicken and wild game, better yet, raise your own animals, get your own chickens and marvel at their vivid orange yokes and stop throwing food in the garbage, raise your own thanksgiving turkeys, eat goat meat, it’s yummy, go to your coop and your nearby farms, choose skin and hair products that you wouldn’t mind ingesting, avoid petroleum-based fragrance, be your own teacher, eat like your ancestors and listen to their quiet advice on how to eat and live full and spiritual lives.
When we choose artisanal, homemade, carefully grown products it is a celebration of a different kind of culture, a richer world and a more connected and caring community.