Holy produce

Going organic for spiritual reasons

February 14, 2013

People choose to eat organic food for all kinds of reasons, ranging from health to the environment to supporting local farmers. But as the Oregonian noted recently, some folks choose organic for religious reasons.

These spiritual traditions include eating seasonally (Ayurvedic), mindful eating (Zen Buddhist), being in tune with the planet (Catholic), caring for the earth (Jewish), ecological interdependence (Native American), and good intentions (pagan).

And don’t forget, reminds the pagan Rose Stevens, to honor the deaths of all the things you eat, whether plant or animal, because you might be reincarnated as dinner one day yourself: “I might come back and be that lamb.”

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