Yesterday’s post about a vegetarian future for the world certainly stirred up many emotions in the Fooducate community. We love a good debate and a healthy discussion, and the partisan lines seemed to have been very well drawn. On the one hand vegetarians and vegans, who loved what we wrote, and on the other meat lovers who “complimented” us with some comments that had to be deleted. Thankfully there was a middle ground of constructive criticism and feedback as well.
We’d like to set a few facts straight here:
* Fooducate does not endorse or oppose a specific eating philosophy. We respect the views of vegans and Weston A. Price followers to the same extent. Paleo? Low carb? Pescatarian? Go for it. We respect people who are passionate about food and nutrition.
* We may not agree with your views, and you may not agree with ours, but let’s not turn a civilized discussion into personal vendettas. Threatening and bullying us or other members of this community will not be tolerated, whether on this website, on Facebook or elsewhere. If you don’t agree with something – by all means voice your opinion. Respectfully and to the point.
* What is healthy food? For most Americans, perhaps we should start with “What is a healthier food for me”? You can’t expect 300 million people to overnight start growing organic kale and grass fed cows in their back yard. Our tagline, Eat a bit better, means: Adding more vegetables to your diet, choosing a cereal with 1 tsp of sugar instead of 2, reducing sugary soda intake, eating more homemade food…
* Our approach to food: people should be spending more time in the kitchen and less time in front of the TV / Computer screen. Whether you are preparing a roast or a veggie scramble, the fact that you bought basic ingredients and turned them into a dish is to be commended in this day and age.
As for this post’s headline, we couldn’t find a good punchline, so please help us out?