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Bake your own bread today – A simple, symbolic act for big change.
In today’s society, and actually since the beginning of the industrial age, we have been inundated (and programmed) from all sides as to what we must have, what we must buy, and how we must live. “Don’t think, just get it bigger, faster, and more of it… NOW! Get more and more stuff. Keep up with the Joneses!” ..but In the grander scheme of things.. why?
Fast food, convenience food, and processed food, not only take a toll on our health and pocket book, but our taste buds too. Here in Alabama, the price of a so called “better” loaf of bread from the grocery store is over $3-$4 now. You’re certainly not paying extra for flavor (of which there is little) or quality, but for the manufacturing, transport, packaging, preservatives, and convenience. (it cannot possibly rival taste, texture, and nutrition value of homemade)
Slow Sunday, a day designated by Britain’s ecology magazine, Resurgence, to encourage people to slow down. Small actions done collectively, can speak loudly. Baking bread today is a small act to defy consumerism and help the environment.