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Contemporary Christian Thinkers Put the Christian Story to Work
Religion and Theology
Pages 3 (753 words)
Name Course Instructor Date Contemporary Christian Thinkers Put the Christian Story to Work Eating in ignorance is an excerpt from Making Peace with the land authored by Norman Wirzba. In this article, the author elaborately outlines the dangers that the industrial food system has exposed consumers to in the rush to provide high convenience foods.
Due to demanding jobs, people no longer have the patience to prepare a meal from scratch and grocery managers have resulted to stocking foods that are quick to prepare. Industrial systems distortion has also ensured that these foods are much cheaper and readily available in outlets. Norman Wirzba laments how a head of broccoli is so much more expensive than a hamburger and a bottle of water costs more than a bottle of soda. However, these low prices come at a cost. The growing need for industries to keep their prices low has led to environmental degradation, selling of foods that have little or no nutritional value, poorly paid workers and uncompensated farmers all in the rush to report profits (Wirzba 24) . Chicks are genetically altered to quickly reach maturity and synthetic fertilizers and poisonous chemicals used to grow foods that are enticingly marketed as sexy or performance enhancing to register high turnovers. Consumer ignorance to these antics is so high and thus the author wants them to consciously buy and eat health foods for beautiful packaging does not translate to health and nutritional value. In this article, the author uses the Christian story of creation and resurrection to demonstrate life as it was intended in a Christian lifestyle. ...
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