Family Mission Statement – Part 3: Produce
Sustainability often calls for tried and true practices passed down from generation to generation that allow a particular group of people to flourish in their environment. In more recent and developed human history, tossing out the tried and true to make way for the newest process or technology has become common practice. What’s defines one generation may be in no way applicable to what defines the next. So much so, that just a few generations removed and the entire way of life for say our great grandparents has become all but lost.
As we’ve considered this phenomenon, a chief factor that rises to the forefront is outsourcing. A year ago, one lone thought would have come up when I heard the word outsource – sending off our local jobs to places like Mexico and China for cheaper labor and therefore cheaper products. But, when considering the unprecedented turnover of values, thoughts, and methods each individual generation is experiencing in our modern world, we’ve discovered the definition of outsourcing to be much more vast. It penetrates deep into our societal fibers with so few even knowing where to look!