On that subject, here is a thought-provoking quote from one of our favorite writers, Wendell Berry:
"The industrial eater is, in fact, one who does not know that eating is an agricultural act, who no longer knows or imagines the connections between eating and the land, and who is therefore necessarily passive and uncritical. . . The condition of the passive consumer of food is not a democratic condition. One reason to eat responsibly is to live free."
Note: I feel somewhat hypocritical posting this when yesterday's recipe included highly processed mayo and crescent rolls. I am not claiming to give up convenience foods altogether, but I am trying to be more intentional when making food choices.