“Eating is a moral act.” We say this simply because food sustains life. But the world of agriculture is extremely complex and there are many moral dimensions to it: the treatment of farm workers, feeding a hungry world, responsible stewardship of creation including the animals, and sustaining local family farms and rural communities, just to name a few. The Church has much to teach us on these ethical issues. In this issue of Catholic Rural Life we reflect once again on the ethics of eating and what parishes and individuals are doing to put our values into action.
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