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Knowledge is Nourishment

July 27, 2020

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In order to live, humans have to eat. But, do we know where the food that we consume comes from? Food is oftentimes at the root of exploitation -- the average cocoa farmer in Côte d'Ivoire is paid less than $200 a year, and in Mexico, the avocado industry attracts problems such as extortion, kidnapping, and oppression. So, how can we, as consumers, not feed into the cycle that exploits farmers?

The first step is quite simple: know what you’re eating -- where it came from, for Knowledge is Nourishment.
The statistics and facts in this piece come from Netflix’s Rotten -- a documentary dedicated to portraying conflicts existing in today’s food industry -- as well as the website As far as informing yourself about the problems that exist in today’s food industry, I highly recommend watching the documentary Rotten if you can, as well as visiting other sources such as MakeChocolateFair and Food Print. Otherwise, it is also helpful to research the companies in which you buy/eat packaged products from, as sometimes there are problems circulating beneath the surface, in many cases this is the exploitation of farmers. This is not true in all cases, but nevertheless, it is important to know where the food you’re eating came from.


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