ENGLISH: Food is sacramental. Eating is a moral act. Here are just a few ways that our food choices have an impact on the whole of creation:
Climate change: there is a direct and critical link between climate change and the food we eat, where it is grown, and how it is packaged.
Animals: how animals are raised for food prodution is a multi-layered ethical issue.
Fair Trade: when we have sufficient resources to be able to buy Fair Trade products, we help to provide living wages for the workers who have produced the product.
While it is hard to change one's eating habits, it is possible to take practical steps to reduce our negative impact on the environment. Basically it boils down to eating less meat and more food that is organic and local, i.e. doesn't have to be shipped very far.
One thing to do this week: Shop the perimeter of the store. Most foods in the middle aisles of supermarkets are preprocessed and packaged, less nutritional than real food and more harmful to the environment because of the materials and the process used in the packaging.