Carnism – ‘Why we love dogs, eat pigs, and wear cows’ – Melanie Joy (2012)
I purchased this book for the holidays in preparation for our upcoming @MSVA – Lifestyle Coach & Educator training in NYC – fascinating read coupled with social psych research. My challenge to everyone this year is for us to become informed/conscious consumers.
I certainly was part of the mainstream culture and had no idea about the tremendous invisibility and denial around food production. I’m obviously passionate about wellness, health, and well-being both personally and professionally which is the reason I’ve chosen to become enlightened and aware of all aspects surrounding health.
I suppose my decision to share recipes, articles and such is inspired by my wish that I would have obtained information prior to multiple family medical illnesses which I can only hope is preventable for others. Thank you to those that are open-minded and willing to explore research based resources and to @MelanieJoy (professor of psych and sociology) for this epic insight into the food industry.
I only hope to team up with @CAAN (@CarnismAwareness&ActionNetwork) and post a fundraiser page soon for our 2014 AZIronman endeavor to support this great cause – more to follow soon.
Love, light, peace to everyone in the new year.