I missed the opening episodes, but I've rectified that with a Season Pass to Jamie Oliver's new show, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.
I think now is an interesting time in our history where we are open to hearing the message about how our ways have become unsustainable. it's not just about green; it's not just about the planet; it's not just about animals; it's not just about personal health; it's not just about the children; it's not just about underlying classism.
It's about all of these things together...it's about the entire Earth as a system that is being, systematically, destroyed...and we humans are regrettably driving that.
We all must eat, and how we eat is fundamental to a lot of our problems today..environmental problems, health problems, ethical problems.
There are some folks who seem to be able to get the message across. Folks like Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser (the guys behind Food Inc), Alicia Silverstone, even Michelle Obama.
After watching his TedTalk, I think Jamie Oliver is another such voice.
I remember back at BlogHer '06. Shuna Fish Lydon stood up and talked about how food was a class issue...that everyone needs to eat, but how government policy basically ensures that only higher-income people get to eat well. Four years on, this is still basically the case.
I'm hoping that with these new voices being raised, we may finally get it, and we may finally take concrete action.
Yes, personal action is awesome. But we need to act as a community, and as a government.
Maybe I'm putting to big a burden on little Jamie Oliver and his show. But I'm going to atch, and I'm going to hope.
Are you? (Watching? Hoping? Changing?)