Title: “Ethical Eating”
Speaker: Rev. Patti Henry
Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Peter Friedrich brings a bowl of fresh fruit to the service at his church and then tells the truth: “I have here before me a bowl of fruit. Bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, even an avocado. Delicious and nutritious fruit. Good and good for you. So, let’s see, these bananas are from Ecuador. The apple was grown in Washington State and the grapes come from California. These particular tomatoes come from Mexico, and they’re still attached to the vine so you know they’re ‘vine ripe’. The avocado was grown down in Chile, and these particular oranges come all the way from South Africa. All told, this bowl of fruit has traveled a distance of more than 18,000 miles to be with us here today.”
So here’s the deal: this service will haunt you. And I want it to. I particularly want it to haunt you when you’re going down the food aisles of HEB or Kroger or Sprouts or even Trader Joe’s, or wherever you shop for your food. Ethical eating is consumption wedded to awareness and intention. it is about educating ourselves about the true costs of the food that we buy and consume. Come hear Rev. Patti Henry help us live out our 7th principle: to respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Please stay for coffee and conversation after the service.
Child Care will be available.