Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday Quote

I recently posted my idea of a CSA/food-prep program for low income families as a path to getting healthier foods included in current food programs. Reading the second page of this article on AlterNet, I'm thinking maybe my ideas is not so much a pipe dream as an inevitability. Let's all hope so, and do what we can.

"These projects and policies have inched us closer to bridging the divide between the haves and have-nots, but unless every segment of society rejects the notion that there is one food system for the poor, and one for everyone else, these gains will remain marginal."
The Poor Get Diabetes, the Rich Get Local and Organic by Mark Winne

4 comments:

tut-tut said...

I've thought about that sort of thing for years; we need to consider what is available to cook on/fuel costs, etc. Often, there aren't any.

The Expatriate Chef said...

The idea I had was to have the CSA part of a prep-kitchen like those Super Supper things where the staples are bought in bulk, and people go in and assemble ready-to-cook dinners for quick healthy meals. In this case it would be in conjunction with the CSA pickup, taking care of the issues of time and preparation at home when the low income family may not be equipped to handle either.

Ed Bruske said...

second that emotion, so much inertia out there and corporate interests pulling in the opposite direction

jen said...

i love, love, love it.