Naked Fruit

An obvious but seldom paracticed emphasis in our food system is the consumption of truly whole food. Much attention is given to the so called whole foods movement but less attention to actually eating whole food. While processing often helps extend the possibilities within and viability of farming in all forms, it often does little to improve human health. A sustainably grown organic applesauce is likely better for you than a conventional one, but it is still applesauce. We will likely always need to can, dry and otherwise process our gleanings to survive, and we do deserve some joy and inventiveness in the guise of pies and souffles and the like. However, we indeed as a culture have overdone the physical manipulation of our food. If we are really to get serious about improving the health of our people, a rallying cry might be one of naked food !