I don't usually re-blog other people's postings, but this one, which came to me via Jim from Up-From-the-Mud, is worth sharing. It's an extremely thought-provoking little video about a young man, Jesse Hunter, who gets all his food for free - from garbage bins. Not because he has to (he isn't homeless or anything), but because he can, because there's so much food thrown away all the time.
Now, I know this is going to give some of you the willies, big-time - what about hygiene? This is disgusting, what's he putting into his body? Eeewww! But, think about it - people smoke, they suck tar into their bodies... people get plastic surgery, they have silicone injected into them... and people consume artificially-coloured-flavoured-and-textured substances, they ingest chemicals that were never meant for human consumption... what's a few human germs compared to all that? (And, no, I don't go for smoking or plastic surgery, but the plastic-and-tar foods - well, guilty as charged...)
I particularly like the conclusion to this piece - Jesse doesn't suggest that we all start scavenging in university food courts. (Well, if we did, there wouldn't be anything left for him, would there?) Instead, he turns it all around - start thinking about your food, he says. Don't throw away perfectly good food. Learn about where food comes from, so you get to appreciating it. And finally - grow a carrot.
So here it is: "Food".
Life, the Universe, and Something Controversial For a Change. I hope it is for a change.