All of which is to say that a successful local food economy implies not only a new kind of food producer, but a new kind of eater as well, one who regards finding, preparing, and preserving food as one of the pleasures in life rather than a chore. One whose sense of taste has ruined him for a Big Mac, and whose sense of place has ruined him for shopping for goceries at Wal-Mart. This is the consumer who understands - remembers - that, in Wendell Berry’s memorable phrase, “eating is an agricultural act.” He might have added that it’s a political act as well.Highlighted by Simeon Nedkov in The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
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