To be aware of the wonder and enchantment of this world, it's astonishing creatures and complex interactions, and to be aware simultaneously of the remarkably rapid destruction of every living system, is to take on a burden of grief that is almost unbearable.
“If the Anthropocene proclaims a sudden concern with the exposures of environmental harm to white liberal communities, it does so in the wake of histories in which these harms have been knowingly exported to black and brown communities under the rubric of civilization, progress, modernization, and capitalism. The Anthropocene might seem to offer a dystopia future that laments the end of the world, but imperialism and ongoing (settler) colonialisms have been ending worlds for as long as they have been in existence.” —Kathryn Yusoff in A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
"Like pleasure and pain, flavor is biomedical reality, social construct, cultural memory, and the substance of our days—the composite of living."
"Whatever food a man consumes in this world, that (food), in return, consumes him in yonder world. [...] A man who once ate a plant is now a plant being eaten by a man who once was the first plant being eaten." --Hans-Peter Schmidt