A crash course in changing the world.
The ministers and myself are chatting casually about current development and global resources in food and areas which are currently under regeneration, whilst other areas are under farming for the first time. Our screen has options for a local menu or something more exotic. This is no payment and the waiting time is minimal as most is prepared either through automation or through a team of enthusiastic volunteers who just simply want to give something back - Artisan of their fields. I place an order for a local mixed vegetarian pasta and sweet chocolate cake for a dessert.
The self service counter means that - shock! horror! I must go and grab my own plate, must in doing so I get to stretch my legs, admire the view and enjoy the salvation as I can see my meal looking so tantalising. The chat continues and as I partake in the meal, a local minister and the inform me to look out over the city. The circular shape and pragmatic design allows for no space to be wasted and a regular local influx of food to be harvested in bulk. Food is divided and sent off to some of the city and the rest is then available for home order if people decide they wish to cook, or meals prepared for them can be collected at a more local hub, similar to a fast food chain. The farming within the city enlivens it with colour and nature as well as a scientific beauty, lessons are taking place as school children are being taught about the systems in place and before I know it each every part of my meal has evaporated from my plate. The taste so heavenly and combine with such a beautiful area caused such a lose of awareness. Heavenly.
In the distance another minister points out her free range farming from animal live stock and a one on them has kindly brought over the dessert I orders. Like a child in a sweet store i dive in! Oh the chocolate is out of this world and the cream texture, as i was informed, is a direct result from such loving care for the animals. Providing not only a better taste, but significant improvement to the nutrients.
Who would have thought lunch would have been such and adventure for the senses. Ah until dinner shall I cook myself and experiment with the finest materials on the planet or unwind knowing that it can be collected on the way home ready to eat - even those choices put a smile on my face. That or the nutrient soaked cocoa has let so many endorphins enter my system I'm on a high. What brings true contentment to this situation. Anyone on planet Earth can enjoy what I'm enjoying. ^_^