Paradox of food and consumer

In order to eat tasty food and above all healthily, we have to close the gap between the major food industry and the food-conscious consumer.  After all, our bond with food is still paramount. If we do not comply with that principle, we will lose our individuality.

Although we consume wisely and strive for a vital and longer life, we should still be more aware of a natural lifestyle and therefore our connection with the food forest. Food forests are happy in their hospitality to grant us free access. We are allowed to garden and grow, care for, harvest plantsand enjoy the fruits they provide for us. Affection for the food forest will not fail. With a more conscious approach, we will learn why snacks – not even as a ritual supper – can strip us of our health.

People in a hurry take less and less time for their food. At worst, that leads to mental alienation. In addition, they hope to become dependent on an ever smaller cluster of market parties, namely the food industry that produces food. […] This has since led to cognitive, normative and expressive alienation . This means that we no longer know what is healthy and how industrial food leads to the comatisation of the taste buds.
(Source: Korthals, ‘ Good food ‘ page 32, 353, 363)

Time savings
Humans have become human through the continuous reduction in the time required for food production (and digestion). This enables them to detach themselves more and more from food production and thereby neglect the significance of food production. The time saved in collecting, producing and digesting food has the disadvantage that people become alienated from their food and also from the supplier, Mother Earth. They have become increasingly dependent on a shrinking group of nutritionists.

The individual person takes that forward step back when they are barely able to develop food skills themselves.
The fact that the increase in freedom leads to more dependence is one of the main paradoxes of agriculture and food and consumption. If this evolution continues – who knows? – people will soon be ready to eat non-foods as food. Unless, together with the Food of Woods Foundation, we put a stop to this trend. Because of course we will continue to Eat Well .
Source: Korthals, ‘ Good food’