In 1970, there was shock of learning that we smart Homo sapiens were actively shrinking our food supply by feeding a third of the world's grain to livestock that return to us only a small fraction of what they eat. We are creating scarcity from plenty.
Being aware of the environmental costs that unsustainable farming and eating practices can have on the environment, and making food choices accordingly, can help to fight climate change and protect the environment.
I'd grown up with a mother who made meals from scratch but also loved the newest conveniences. I found myself questioning the clash of what is modern with people's connection to culture, identity, land and food.