What exactly is food? According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word is defined as:
“Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth.”
Most people have two to three meals a day to serve the purpose of providing our body with both macro and micronutrients, to “maintain life and growth.” Unlike most of the species in the animal kingdom, however, food for humans is more than just a substance for energy. Food is deeply embedded in our culture, and is often the centre of many social and ceremonial gatherings, such as BBQ parties, Thanksgiving dinners, and going out for coffee or alcohol with other people. Food is, in itself, inherently communal.
The fact that food dominates so much of our day-to-day lives is exactly why I believe that changes in our diet can have one of the greatest, if not the greatest, impact to this world we live in. It’s easy to think that changing one’s diet is difficult for a host of different reasons, and that change in a single individual’s diet is not capable of making much of a difference. But I disagree.
In my future posts, I will be sharing why and how we should change, or modify our diet if we want to make a difference in this world.
What kind of difference?
A difference in the future of our ailing planet. Rethinking about what’s on your plate just one more time can have a tremendous impact on our planet’s environment, ecology, and most of all, on humanity as a whole.