There is a great disconnect that exists between people of modern societies, particularly city-dwellers, and their food. We are a supermarket generation. We know little of where our food comes from or how it’s grown, made, raised or killed nor what is involved in any of these processes.
This disconnect isn’t just a minor, unfortunate consequence of modern life and its many conveniences. It’s one of the genuinely tragic prices we’ve paid for those conveniences because a natural result of not knowing where our food comes from is a lack of appreciation for it – for the food itself and the earth that produces it as well as the industries and the people who cultivate it.