When Eating Organic Was Totally Uncool


This is a great article about growing up within a Hmong community in the US and what happens when tradition meets modernization, and different cultures and beliefs collide.

“To me, the organic food movement has become dizzyingly, surreally chic. Farmers have become rock stars; the most exclusive restaurants name-check them so much you can almost see dirt on the menu. But before organic produce exploded into a $25 billion industry, before city gardening became cool, I grew up in a Hmong refugee community, living the urban organic lifestyle not because it was fashionable, but because we were poor. I couldn’t wait to leave it behind…”

Read the full article HERE