Connect with your food
know the farmer and the land your food comes from
Why should we connect with the land our food comes from?
- To feel a sense of belonging – the soil, the land and the animals who lived on it make up who we are
- To care about the land in a different way – when we are connected to the land, it matters what happens to it. We don’t want to poison it and mistreat it anymore. The land has become part of us and who we are and by mistreating it we would mistreat ourselves.
- To feel good about our food – eating food is an incredibly intimate act. It literally becomes part of our cells as it replenishes our body. The animal that we eat is also what it eats and where it comes from. Therefore, the land and the soil ultimately become part of who we are. Happy soil = happy animals = happy people.
- For the gratifying sense of knowing – finally we can relax and let go of suspicion that has been guiding us to search for the right food options
What is British meat?
British meat does not have to be raised on British land.
DEFRA states that “The country of origin on the packaging does not necessarily indicate where the animal was from. It may be where the meat was processed or where it was packed for consumer purchase.”
Relationship with food begins at the farm
Our ancestors have always grown their own food or it came from people and land they knew. In the past 80 years we have completely lost touch with our food, where it comes from and what needs to be done to produce it.