It Hasn’t Been That Long

I’m blatantly stealing a post from the lovely and talented Mrs. Green over at My Zero Waste (compliments help when you’re stealing content).  I couldn’t help myself; this video was a sweet reminder that in the grand scheme of things, is really hasn’t been that long since we started this whole overpackaged, mass consumer, industrialized food thing. It also makes me want to alternately sow seeds in my garden and run over to my Grandma’s house for a chat.

Whether you’re 20 or 100, I think it’s a good exercise to take five minutes to consider how food has changed in our lifetimes and what we want to be spending our money on. Unlike Mrs. Green, I can’t seem to be tech savvy enough to embed a flash video, so I’m going to have to send you over to the original website: click here to watch 100 Years of Food (it’s just 5 minutes long)

I love how she weasels a kiss out of not one, but two grocery employees (you don’t get away with that kind of request unless you’re over 100).



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5 responses to “It Hasn’t Been That Long

  1. littlegreenblog

    LOL! yep, flattery will get you everywhere my lovely. Isn’t she a wonderful woman? That’s ok, we’re quits now because I still talk about that piano staircase I first found over here 😉

  2. I’m intrigued!
    However, I am finding 55 videos on the site you linked to… which one do you recommend?

  3. She is fantastic…. an inspiration for us all to strive toward for our 101st year!
    Thank you for sharing, Jen!

  4. That’s funny. I figured out how to put movies on last week but have no idea how to highlight words so you can click on them to take you to a website or video. I end up copying the link and pasting. People seem to not mind but I need to figure it out soon!
    Jen, I have a recycling question. If you do put out recycling is it still considered clean bin? With my husbands food choices leaning towards packaging (picky eater) we do recycle. I am working towards a minimal lifestyle, do a lot of zero-waste for hair and cleaning products but still end up with 1/4 to 1/2 a garbage bin a week and recycling (mostly diapers because my husband refuses to use cloth). I try to compensate by doing my works recycling (2 bags a week) and recovering thrown away recyclables when I see them.

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