Wednesday, May 21, 2008

the Epicurean connection

I am excited to roll out the first entry in my online blog, the Epicurean Ideal: A blog about food and food systems.
Some would argue the connection between Epicurean philosophy and the connection with the food system. For Epicurus, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by aponia, the absence of pain and fear, and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends. He taught that the universe is infinite and eternal, and that events in the world are ultimately based on the motions and interactions of atoms moving in empty space. It is obvious our connection to our food supply, and it to us. This blog is designed to discuss significant issue relating to the nutrition and the food system. From seed to plate, to metabolism into energy, back to the environment and everywhere in between.

"It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life."

1 comment:

James H said...

What is your take on the $300,000,000,000 Farm Bill?