Rachel's Table

I’m a Food Renegade

Having Breakfast with Steinbeck the other day got me thinking about all the questions I have regarding our food choices in this country. I don’t usually like to cause a ruckus, but nothing gets under my skin more than the way our food is produced, packaged, and promoted.

So I’m fighting back.  In my way. I’m fighting back by buying local and knowing how my food is grown or raised. Countless people I know have the same questions about genetically modified foods, factory farms, pesticides, chemicals, and all the other scary ways our food is industrialized these days. Many even ask me questions as if I’m an expert, or tell me they watched a documentary that changed the way they think about food. I’m always beyond ecstatic that this little blog might influence even one person to eat healthier or shop local.

Now there’s another way to fight back. Become a Food Renegade.  Acting on a tip from my sister-in-law (a.k.a. the cutest pregnant woman on the planet) I checked out Food Renegade on Facebook, followed by a long look at their website. It’s like they’re doing all the research for me. If you haven’t heard of them, check them out!

Fight Back!

For all the bloggers out there, they offer a blogging carnival called Fight Back Fridays. If you are fighting back like I am, join the revolution; it never tasted so good!


      • LOL, no… I’m saying I clicked on the cutest pregnant lady shot and never made it back to your blog because she was so cute. Kidding, of course — I always make it back to your blog. This is the second time we’ve had a miscommunication like this. It could be problematic for our long-term prospects. 😉

      • Grapes of Wrath is one of my favorite books. The ending, the story. Everything about it is perfect. Since we’re getting to know each other this way…one of my favorite books is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Loved it since I got an A on a 7th grade book report. I also love Cormack McCarthy. If you haven’t read The Road, you must. My favorite Memoir is Teacher Man AND Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt (I adore a good memoir). I mourned the day he died. BUT I also devoured the Harry Potter series and have a thing for teen fiction (guilty pleasure, I guess). There you go: Rachel’s Reading Preferences 101,

  1. Awesome. And don’t you love when someone else does the work for you? Similarly, I’ve come to learn that procrastination often pays off, which I think may make me a really sh*tty project manager, LOL

    • I agree. Sometimes procrastination has its benefits. I’m sure you’re a great project manager. And if people think you aren’t, put on the stache glasses–instant authority.

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