A study by a University of Oregon professor and his colleagues demonstrates that charitable contributions create a response in the brain that mimics one activated by drugs and other stimuli. This response elicits a surge of dopamine and endorphins that are experienced as “hedonic” and rewarding. Charitable giving can feel pleasurable in the deepest parts of your physiology.
The food movement is gaining momentum but we are at a critical moment. Challenges are being faced and roadblocks are being put up. In the land of capitalism, we will have to maintain a sustained fight. By working together we can keep the movement growing. The roots of change start in our local communities. We, as individuals need to reach out and grow with our neighbors around us. Build on the roots of our community.