With a majority of the world’s population living in cities today, finding healthy, humane ways to feed all of us is a vital challenge.
For your POV due on Monday, please, 1) watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXAVnE-DQn8 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and, 2), read this article by Jonathan Safran Foer: Foer Let Them Eat Dog.pdf
Neither of these pieces is offered with an agenda but rather as a provocation to think about our relationships with food, the people who produce it, the metabolism our food production requires and the biota that provides our nutrients. Essentially, looking through the lens of urban ecology offers us a way of seeing how each of us participate in the planet’s nutrient cycle.
Please write an essay that describes your responses to what you have seen and read. It’s complicated especially as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Giving thanks.
And for those of us who love to cook, gratitude and joy rule the kitchen.