“Just Food? What is just food?”, you may ask.
“A bologna sandwich?”
“Milk and Cookies?”
“Well, maybe”, I say, “it all depends”.
“On how it’s done.”
(did you click the links?)
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Food and justice are intimately entangled one with another. I’ll ask you a question:
What do you think might happen if every single person on earth had enough healthy food to eat each and every day?
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A few words about the title of this blog, Just Desserts:
According to Oxford Dictionaries:
If a person gets their just deserts they get what they deserve. The word deserts used in this way is related to the word deserve, and is spelled with one -s- in the middle.
While another word which is pronounced exactly the same way, but spelled slightly different, dessert refers to a sweet course eaten at the end of a meal.
The word just, defined as an adjective, is based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.
My usage of the idiom just desserts as a pun, is meant to remind myself to consider consumption patterns and how they are related to issues of justice and injustice in our world.
And an answer to my question?
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I’d like to recommend a little book for your reading enjoyment:
Image Source: randomactsofreading.wordpress.com
I’d like to thank the folks at Random Acts of Reading for recommending the book.