"The idea that 'you are what you eat' is crucial on both the physical and political planes. If we are indifferent towards the source of our food, this may result in our being actively supportive of a life chain that goes against our own values and interests. For example, when we eat products resulting from the exploitation of workers or consumers, the quality inherent in the way the food came to our plates gets digested into our own system. From eating these foods we will tend to grow even more indifferent to other life forms and the planet itself."

To Practice: Make a practice of learning more about the sources of your food. Find ways you can be less indifferent to other life forms and the planet itself.

Nilton Bonder in The Kabbalah of Food: Conscious Eating for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health