The New Jewish Food Commandments
(Originally published December 2010, inspired by the 2010 Hazon Food Conference)
Guidelines to ensure that fresh, local, and environmentally friendly food lands on your kids’ plates
By Natasha Rosenstock
Most of us are familiar with the Ten Commandments (or at least the Charlton Heston movie) and know all about those golden rules to live by. But while that covers idolatry and adultery, when it comes to the food we feed our family, a newer perspective could be of use.
Of course the Bible has its fair share of rules–keeping kosher, anyone?–but in these health-conscious and environmentally friendly times, it seems like we could use some additional rules, ones with an eye toward organic, local, and ethically produced food. Here are 10 new food commandments to ensure healthy and delicious eating habits that are good for you, your kids, and the environment.