DIY Food Movement

The do-it-yourself (DIY) food movement, or rather movements, have been separated in time, space, and purpose, and little connects them all, apart from the idea that food should be made in the home from scratch, ideally using whole, unprocessed, and locally sourced ingredients. The concept itself only exists insofar as individuals react against food made on an industrial scale and perceive that corporate food is unhealthy, provides poor wages and working conditions, exploits animals or natural resources in ways that are unsustainable or unethical, and is destructive of the social and communal bonds forged in the act of food preparation and preservation. Thus, the attitude of DIY is fundamentally radical, often involving a conscious return to older food preparation methods and does not truly ...

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