I think it a little ironic that my post yesterday on the 10 most dangerous foods has received so much attention. We are all concerned about our health and how what we eat might affect us. Yet we ignore the fact that others face constant risks to their health because of the lack of basic sanitation and clean water – things that we take for granted. For us the food we eat may contain dangerous additives that affect our health, but at least we have a choice. We don’t have to eat the dangerous foods because there is so much else for us to eat.
In Zimbabwe however thousands have already lost their lives and others are at risk because of cholera.
The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has now passed the 3,000 mark, the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Read more
And around the world millions have been pushed into poverty and starvation because of the economic downturn. As I thought about this I was reminded of this blog post by Ricci Kilmer who is getting ready for the Justice At The Table workshop February 7th
I’m at a crossroads right now. I feel that I can’t just buy fair traded coffee and locally grown produce and say that’s the epitome of food and justice for christian life. I need a way in which to become the bread, to become the body and I need to do it in a way that puts me in communion, in the truest sense of that word, with the rest of the body as well. I’m not sure where this will lead but I think I’m finally at a place where I’m ready to find out. Read more