Hardcore sustainable food advocate Rebecca Thistlewaite asks the loaded question, “Do you have the balls to really change the food system?” and follows this up with about a hundred bullet points about how we “can’t be casual about the food system we want to see.” 7x7’s Jessica Battilana agrees with Thistlewaite on most counts, but says, “There’s something about her delivery that really rubs me the wrong way.” We’ll do her one better and say Rebecca needs to check her Waters-esque ideologism at the barn door. Must we really sweat on a farm, kill an animal, cook chicken feet, and own a chest freezer in order to feel OK about ourselves? And don’t tell us “Don’t complain” if we can’t get good apples when we want them. Some of us are born complainers.
Do You Have the Balls to Really Change the Food System? [Grist]
Hardcore Eaters: When Well Meaning Becomes Obnoxious [7x7]