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Each Mindful Meal Is A Step Towards Sustainable Food For All

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By “Jackie Writing Jackie”

Around the world, over 3 billion people are malnourished, and many more eat a poor quality diet. Sustainable food practices are essential in order to ensure an adequate supply of good quality, nourishing food for an ever expanding population. However, in a world of greed and destruction, change will be slow to occur. When individuals take control over their own relationship with food, in accordance with Buddhist teachings, it can make a positive difference, not only to their own health and well-being, but to that of the world as a whole. Eating mindfully, being aware of where produce comes from, and savoring meals with friends all help to consolidate a strong connection with food and how it can nourish the world.

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