July MOON Shine

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” – Ernest Hemingway

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” – Franz Kafka

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez

“Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie.”  – Astrid Alauda

“We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.”  – George Orwell

“Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely. Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha.” ― James Patterson

“It’s absolutely unfair for women to say that guys only want one thing: sex. We also want food.” ― Jarod Kintz

“Tofu tacos are not Mexican. I think putting tofu on anything and calling it Mexican is an insult to my people.” ― Simone Elkeles

“Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!” ― Roald Dahl

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” ― Michael Pollan

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”  – Erma Bombeck

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” ― Hélder Câmara

“We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry.” — Jimmy Carter

“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.” ― Anthony Bourdain

“When a single E. coli–laden hamburger bought at Sam’s Club contains fresh fatty edges from Omaha, lean trimmings from old cows in Texas, frozen trimmings from cattle in Uruguay, and heated, centrifuged, and ammonia-treated carcass remnants from South Dakota, maybe it’s time to start paying attention. Maybe it’s only natural to feel that a single food should come from a single place and taste like it.” – Rowan Jacobsen

“How much of what we eat is not really food but a drug designed to addict us with a rush of sugar, salt or fat?” — Nicholas Powers

“The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world.”—Federico Garcia Lorca

“Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice.”—Jacques Diouf

“We see food justice as a way to talk about broader social issues as well, not just food. The way the food system operates has enormous consequences besides the food itself. The environmental consequences, land-use consequences, travel consequences, school performance consequences.” —Robert Gottlieb

“Food justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers and animals. People practicing food justice leads to a strong local food system, self-reliant communities and a healthy environment.” — www.justfood.org

“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries.” — Ron Finley

“South Central Los Angeles [is the] home of the drive-thru and the drive-by. Funny thing is, the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” — Ron Finley

“This is the situation in Qatar: … We only have two days of water reserve, we import ninety percent of our food, and we only cultivate less than one percent of our land.” — Fahad Al-Attiya

“Seventy percent of the kids that I see who are labeled learning disabled would not have been had they had proper prenatal nutrition.” — Stephen Ritz

“A billion people depend on fish for their main source for animal protein. At the rate at which we are losing fish, it is a human problem of enormous dimensions, a health problem of a kind we haven’t seen before.” — Pavan Sukhdev

“Every ten seconds we lose a child to hunger. This is more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.” — Josette Sheeran

“I’m not talking about losing [agricultural] diversity in the same way that you lose your car keys. I’m talking about losing it in the same way that we lost the dinosaurs: actually losing it, never to be seen again.” — Cary Fowler

“By slowing down at the right moments, people find that they do everything better: They eat better; they make love better; they exercise better; they work better; they live better.” — Carl Honore

“Back in the 1960s Africa not only fed itself, it also exported food. Not anymore.” — George Ayittey

“I’ll never stop eating animals, I’m sure, but I do think that for the benefit of everyone, the time has come to stop raising them industrially and stop eating them thoughtlessly.” — Mark Bittman

“Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.” — Louise Fresco

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti

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