No, this is not the "crisis" most are thinking of. I am thinking about the crisis of food in America. I cant tell you how many times a day I hear people complain about the price of food. These complaints are almost always followed with a question of when will the prices go back down? This assumes that they will go back down, and you know what they say about assuming... This is one suggestion from Michael Pollan whose article from the New York Times was linked on my favorite Blog rulman.com "Make changes in our daily lives: teach children how to cook; plant gardens in every primary school and equip them with kitchens; pay for culinary tuitions (or forgive loans) by requiring culinary graduates to give some service back to such undertakings such as teaching kids how to cook; increase school lunch spending by $1 a day; grow more of our own food and prepare and eat our food together at a table; accept the fact that food may be more expensive and eat less of it." Holy cow! These are great suggestions. Will they solve the problem and lower food prices? Of course not, but he is right on point with teaching kids to cook, planting gardens, eating together at a table, and eating less. How many young people do you know that know how to cook? I hope that it is not a dying art. How many families do you know that sit at the table together and eat at least a few times a week? Some of the most vivid memories of my childhood are from the cool mornings spending time with my parents in our family garden. Or standing on a stool to help my mom with dinner. Then finally sitting at the table with the whole family.
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