Combining the communicative aspects of new media and social interactions along with food advocacy allows me to compose the ultimate blog post. This post is an effort to illustrate the strategic uses in the Twitter sphere promoting food justice and transparency through the sharing of information. My experience with food establishments in Madison, Wisconsin along with taste buds that demand good, clean, fair food allows me to explore food that enriches our culture and can reverse the detrimental effects of fast food establishments. In order to have a balanced and thriving culture in America, it is my strong belief that we need to first correct the food system. Below are some tweets that highlight people’s appreciation of political leaders work toward a better food system. (The articles are linked to the images for further reading).
The Twitter sphere is a unique corner of society that is bringing similar ideas together and allowing the knowledge and experience to spread across a vast range of audiences.
The amount of people “forced” to consume low quality food because of the affordability is outstanding and gives corporate giants the power to manipulate the food system. Organic, local and wholesome foods should not be associated with a price tag that deters many consumers. All should have the ability and opportunity to feed themselves along with their families, friends and neighbors the good, clean, fair food that is supported by the Slow Food movement. Food transparency is one place to start and a way for food establishments to take responsibility and help shape the current food system. Consumers need to follow suit by taking action to understand what food really is.
Furthermore people consume what they do because it is what has been instilled since the first bite of Gerber baby food. The following images illustrate today’s food system and represent how it is easy for one to be confused based on nationally distributed material. Is it time to work to offer a new set of fundamental ideals around food?
Bon appetit with a sense of awareness.