Dear Kids of the Past, August 24, 2020
My name is Rachel Hamilton and I am 27 years old. I want you guys to realize that you are the future. When I was your age I didn’t know a thing about politics, global warming, world hunger, etc. You need to educate yourselves before it’s too late. When I was 18 the world was beginning to face the serious outcomes of global warming and now, 9 years later, we’re suffering for it.
The soil of our Earth needs to be taken care of. When I was 18 (2011) our soil was just at its turning point. We could still grow pretty much all of our crops, but farmers could tell that their enriched soil days were coming to a close. In places like Africa over 50% of the soil was not able to be used for growing crops anyways. And that was in 2011, so now it’s nearly impossible to find proper soil anywhere. Due to the lack of commitment to our Earth over the years, we have had to come together as a wh*** and support each part of the world. Because I am still living in Canada, part of our country is still able to export vegetables. I happen to live in an area where I am able to grow plants and food properly. I have my own vegetable garden and I donate many of them to local food markets so they don’t have to accept as many imported vegetables and therefore more countries who are in need can eat healthily.
The other day I was eating dinner with my family and thinking about how things have changed. I use to eat at the table with my 2 brothers and my 2 parents. A typical meal would be peppers, carrots, and asparagus for vegetables, a chicken breast and some potatoes. Now we eat genetically modified foods. Not many fruits or vegetables are home grown anymore due to soil. The process of genetically modified foods is becoming more intricate and the products are becoming much more unique. Before you know it, we’re going to be eating everything made out of a test tube. Here are some pictures of the food we now eat!
Take care of our Earth!