Western privilege has lead to the consumer demanding that Canadian farms revert to older, less efficient methods of farming- organic, natural, grassfed, etc. While these make the north american consumer feel better for themselves, it also works to eliminate potential exports to nations like Rwanda, because less food can be grown using these expensive, inefficient methods. At the end of the day, we all are responsible for ensuring that the world can eat.
t hit hard and fast. I still have it and I have no idea how long it will last. I kind of hope it lasts forever.
I woke up yesterday morning, comfortable in my own bed and thought how much I missed my pillow while I was in Rwanda. I grabbed a quick shower then struggled to find just the right shirt to wear before running an errand. I used the toilet before I left the house, flushed, washed my hands then used the Starbucks app on my iPhone to place my latte order. As I got into my SUV parked in the attached garage, I wondered what we would have for supper and whether I should stop by the grocery store and pick something up.
Then I started to cry.
I have reverse culture shock.
The comparison of the excess in which we live in contrast to the poverty…
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