… everyone would be a vegetarian (says Paul McCartney)
It’s posts like this and this (the lovely JD – one of my blog following obsessions who can put into words what I can’t regarding vegetarianism/veganism) and sites like this that remind me why I have always wanted to make the vegetarian transition (and furthermore vegan)… but I’ve always made excuses and it’s so damn easy to be ignorant – the majority of the population is… (like JD, again, speaks about in this post).
I have always been a meat eater and even have paid out on vegetarians (eep! sorry!) but all to disguise the fact that if I allow myself to truly think about where my food comes from it doesn’t sit right with me.
I have recently had an interest in ethical consumerism although it is a very tricky thing. But with more and more research into vegetarianism, in particular, I’ve found reasons to become vegetarian that I hadn’t really considered. It took my friend (Cam’s Aunty Sil Sil and the coolest person I know) making the transition for me to really step back and think why not? rather than why.
One reason, which is very valid to me, that the transition appeals to me is purely an awareness for food. I eat without thinking and I’m very rarely involved in the food-preparing process. I want to be healthy and conscious… which I’ve never been… and I want to do it so that someday I can teach my children by example.
My ultimate goal would be to grow most of my own veges and fruit and not consume anything with animal products in it. There’s so many questions still for me to consider and this is the start of a process but hey! Here I go…