Morality and Food
Posted 09 July 2003 - 03:12 PM
What role do you see morality/ethical principles playing with respect to your food choices?
Posted 10 July 2003 - 04:04 PM
All life is sacred. And yet.....in the system we were dealt, it is imperative that living things derive sustenance from other things that live. Vegetarians scoff at carnivores--but harvesting a tomato is also ending the life of a living thing. The food chain seems to me a natural order, a means of survival; I don't think about it too deeply, but I do accept it as a necessary part of our lives.
Pesticides, genetically altered foods, et al.--I'm for natural ways. I don't get crazy about some winemaker spraying a little SO2 on the grapes--but I root all I can for natural methods of production.