You are what you eat. You’ve heard it before, but you might not realize how literally we mean it. The cells and substances in your body are genuinely reconstituted from the carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, vitamins and minerals that you absorb from the food you consume. So if you think you don’t have a stake in how food is produced, you’re simply wrong. None of us can avoid participating in the food system; therefore, if we have a food system that conflicts directly with our values, we have a responsibility as consumers and citizens to seek reform.