Just to make sure we are all starting on the same page, photosynthesis is the process by which plants take water and light energy and produce oxygen and food.
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Did you read that?
Plants make food for themselves. Internally. No meal plans, grocery shopping, stoves, refrigerators, food pyramid, nothing.
I am not a cook. I enjoy baking, but planning, preparing, and (for the most part) eating meals is really not my thing. I prefer to spend my time on pursuits that are not going to be digested in a few hours, like sewing curtains or kids clothes. I am guilty of going down the baby food aisle and trying to imagine how many pouches of Sweet Potato, Mango and Millet I'd have to buy in order to feed it to my family for dinner.
So, that's why the idea of photosynthesis appeals to me. We take the family outside in the sunshine, give them a big water bottle, and VOILA! Dinner!
Here are some benefits:
1.) You are always guaranteed that the food you have made is *actually* good for you and everyone agrees. None of this "Butter is Good! Butter is Bad! Only organic raw butter from happy cows is good! Raw butter will kill you!" junk. All your nutritional needs are met in one scientific process!
2.) Instant gratification. Do you know that two-year-olds have a very small amount of patience when it comes to meals and snacks? Problem solved!
"Oh, you need a snack? Here's your water bottle. Go outside and make your own food!"
3.) You free up an entire room in your house! Goodbye kitchen, hello library (or craft room, or media room or office).
4.) Plants just look good when they do photosynthesis.
I know that this would probably be a downer for the food industry, but PLEASE, is there a scientist out there that could help me with this? ;)
Just for meals though - I'll provide dessert.