With my husband being a farmer and myself a gardener, I think about where my food comes from often. But, maybe not as often as I should.
Today, while eating lunch I was reading the rice package looking for the cooking instructions and what I was drawn to was, land of origin Thailand.
And thoughts stirred up. How did it get here? On a ship? In crates? how to the ship? a truck? how to the truck? manual labor or conveyor belt? how was it harvested? (Very labor intensive I know.) I know there are you tube videos to answer all of this and maybe someday I'll look. But, today it was enough to just think about it, pray for those who labor so I can eat, and to pray for the hungry.
Jasmine rice is our favorite here, but I'm trying fried rice for the first time and I'm thinking that this may not have been the best choice as it is a sticky rice. We'll see.