Final Project

Food For Thought

“I now suspect that if we work with machines the world will seem to us to be a machine, but if we work with living creatures the world will appear to us as a living creature.”

-Wendell Berry

Throughout my blog posts I have been focusing on the idea that our relationship to the planet is one of privilege and oppression.  As human beings, we use the earth in ways that are incredibly unsustainable just to make our lives a little easier.  Food is one of the easiest places to see this practice.  It is a unique lens because food is something that we need to survive.  Humans have always had to eat.  However, with the industrial revolution, came industrialization of the eating process.  Something that once connected us to the planet is now so removed from it.  The packaging, processing, and capitalization on food is so normalized.  Chelsea and I were interested in how much people actually think about where food comes from, seeing as we, as a society, are so far removed from the source of our nutrition.

Interview Questions:

  • Describe your relationship with food.
  • What’s your favorite food?
  • Do you eat meat, fish, or dairy? If yes, why do you choose to eat this way?
  • Do you live in an urban or rural setting? How do you think this contributes to your eating habits?
  • Where do you shop for food and why?
  • Do you know the majority of your food comes from?
  • What are your views on what kind of animal should be domesticated or used for food?
  • How are your eating habits different at home compared to at school?
  • Would you ever change your diet?