22 February, 2010

Things Lost... and forgotten…


We live in a world where nature is warped by man to such a degree, we have genetically modified food and the other food we have is pumped up with such a large amount of preservatives and other chemicals… is it really food any more? Not to mention that many of the species that we eat on a regular basis are clones… we have been eating clones for centuries. Our common banana, our oranges, grapes, all clones from the same basic stock… one disease could wipe them out.

Not only this, but my generation does not know the basics of agriculture… if necessary only a few would know how to plant food and harvest. We do not know how to can vegetables or cure meat for storing in the winter. We have lost the basic knowledge that our ancestors held. In a few generations we have lost the knowledge of the past thousand years. We have allowed ourselves to eat poisons that are in processed foods, and we have grown used to having everything where we can go get it easily… what happens if the world changes suddenly? What happens when the bananas, corn, wheat, and such are killed by a yet unknown disease? What would happen if there was no longer a Wal-Mart to go buy your food? Or clothing? Would we survive? I sincerely fear that most would not, because sadly we have forgotten…

4 comments:

String said...

I agree Grant...it'a a lot bigger problem than people realise actually. That is one reason I moved to the country and am surrounded by dairy farms, produce farms and gentler people. I buy ALL my produce at a small shop which sources the best in the area. We FINALLY have good eggs...I couldn't recall the last time I actually ate a fresh egg until I came here. (actually now I recall it was at a friends who kept chickens)

Kiki said...

Powerful post...wonderful.
Kiki~

asm said...

There really are people who knew that most of the food we eat now is not actually healthy or let me say poison, but they just can’t resist the taste. That is why some people die at young age, number of cancer cases has dramatically increased and new diseases have come out. Even how much they spend their money and effort on the cure are still of no used, because they kept on eating poison. I think we may be able to honor Mother Nature if we start eating the real food coming from the ground instead of eating processed food.

redravens said...

I agree Grant...I've spoken the same concerns myself many times. Love the post, and the art that accompanies it.

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