In line with the commemoration of the 1st anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre in Maguindanao, we are sharing this logo/patch.
You may use this instead of your present Facebook profile pix on Nov. 23 as a sign of your solidarity with the families of the victims, the journalists and media workers, and the rest of the world.
It was so far the biggest blow to journalists and journalism in the Philippines. Let this be a symbol of our collective cry for justice and for more protection for journalists, where ever they may be.
Congratulations to boxing icon Manny Pacquiao for winning his bout against Mexican Antonio Margarito. I am proud that the fight wasn’t entirely a mismatch.
I was prepared to accept if he was defeated to flow in some humility into the man.
But his victory is pride for the Filipino, so I’m just glad he made it! He finished the fight to the 12th round with the right form and a still face.
By the way, aside from pride what else does a Pacquiao victory bring home to Filipinos? What about to Mindanawons?
On the road to a resort in Lianga, Surigao del Sur late on October 28, our Grassroots Documentation and Reporting Training Team talked about the application of science in the food that we eat.
It was a humorous but “meaty” chatter. The usual one you get into inside the vehicle while heavy rains slow your trip down. A check on the time piece showed dinner should go ahead before check in.
We talked about the chicken in the fast food chains. We talked about the poultry products in our breakfast table. Then the conversation extended to the synthetics of food preparation in the world of fast food chains and how they alter way of life and relationships. Fast food vs. slow food. Old vs. new ways to prepare food. We also talked about that World Toilet Summit in Beijing (yeah, but that’s another thing.)
Just a week before, I sat next to a Vegan. Is that how you call people who live on plant-based diet?
So I had some inputs to make in the car ‘conversation’: that natural diet is a healthier choice.
When we arrived at the resort and dinner was served later, I was shocked to find fried chicken on the table. Wew! While most of us skipped it at least as the main course, I find it very funny.The caterer later on told us they failed to follow the agreed food requirements.
We usually have nice conversations on health and diet; very nice, that we often do not see them in our decisions and actions.
The simple reflection I got during the chatter was quiet an awakening.
If I want to correct what for me were unhealthyfood decisions, I should rather start it on my dining table.
Back in Malaybalay, I wanted to bring the reflection closer to home.
I immediately shared about the advantages of this diet choice. I felt it was welcomed, in the light homecoming conversation. But I realized its not going to be easy.
When you are not the only one deciding in the kitchen, the market day, and the budget, there will be complications on your desire to initiate or explore a healtheir diet.
This thing about science, technology and food is quite a sensitive topic at home. Because of preferences and primarily due to the lack of time to prepare with everyone working for a living and not being able to afford hiring a househelp.
I realized it requires mass-based, proper and open consultations with every one concerned at home. It requires education about diet, health, among other things.
We even need rules on how to talk about it (why and how are we going to change the menu that has been our choice through time?) We need information and communication. We need not only one-sided information dissemination. We need to listen to one another. (Now this sounds like the peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front already.).
Anyway, we also cannot miss out on the environment or the market.
The poultry industry, despite the talk of unhealthy hybrid/synthetic-based production (millions of eggs in how many days?) is a big and multi-million industry.
If you look at trimming it down you are looking at cutting on the feeds sector, and eventually the corn industry for example.
From my window in Kalasungay, I can smell the odor of poultry farms in Patpat, our neighbor village in Malaybalay City.
What I thought are micro personal choices and basic human rights will have bearing on the world economy!
Likewise, the choices we make in our kitchens are affected by the choices offered by the market. Its an economic structure embedded into our way of life.
I remembered a colleague expressed his potent view over that dinner in Lianga: “That’s why most of us often get sick” and “that’s why doctors and hospitals are making money.”
Who is winning if we are losing? Such a formidable foe I supposed.
I missed the forum organized by anti- GMO (genetically modified organism) groups (sorry for this label) or should I say pro-organic farming groups last week in Bukidnon State University where Bt Talong took centerstage.It should have been a venue for critical information.
We all need to look at these options laid on the table by modern science and technology. Science does wonders, too. I think what we must remember is that “modern” doesn’t always mean healthy.
That’s why I still wanted to offer my two-cents worth in the big cloud and inter-gallactic movement for change.
I start going natural and fry-free food for breakfast, at least. I hope it will snowball into something more significant.(The folks at home do not entirely like this move at all.)
But like the ripple effect, it starts from baby steps.
Maybe if we change what we eat for meals at home, we help change the landscape of our farms and plantations. (End)
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