Triscuit is good for one thing, and that’s to be used in case the grocery store I frequent no longer carries Woven Wheats.  Since I was stuck with a box of Triscuits, while I learned that whole grain white soft winter wheat apparently is not made up,  I couldn’t help but think that this “home farming” movement that Kraft Foods is pioneering sounds like this thing that people used to do when my grandmother was a child called gardening.  That’s so crazy how old ideas like growing your own food can just pop up out of nowhere after being lost for generations only to be brought back to light thanks to some crackers.  Thank you, Triscuit, for showing us that it’s not necessary to get dill imported from South America when it can be grown in a (get this) pot in my own backyard!  Home farming!

I know I should get excited when more people want to do things like save money, save energy, be more sustainable, but I get so tired of hearing the hack ways that these ideas are reintroduced as if they’re mind-blowing suggestions (save money by cutting out that daily latte, save energy but unplugging your atom smasher when you leave the house, reduce your carbon footprint by home farming).  I mean, no shit.  I think people should know better by now that whatever is convenient today is going to be a huge health/environmental issue that is going to drive newsmagazine stories 5 years from now (like how antibacterial hand sanitizer is going to cause skin decay or make water sources turn to a yogurt-consistency, or 100 Calorie Snack packs will be the main cause of heart disease).  It’s annoying that a brand like Kraft Foods is going to soften its image and act like a savior to the cause when a big company like that (plus the consumer) is how we got obese and unfamiliar with real food to begin with (well, not me, personally, I look like this in real life).

I can’t wait for common sense to run rampant again.  You always hear stories about how we should learn things from people who grew up during the Depression — when more people relied on home farming, which is sounding better than gardening the more I type it, and did things like didn’t owe more than their annual income in credit card debt — but I bet even back then it was 10% people who were doing the right thing and 80% jokers who were trying to sell their kids for parts, and then a slow 10% who were learning from magazines about crazy strategies that saved people money in the 1890s, techniques like backyard harvesting and cutting out that daily latte.
That’s why I miss Woven Wheats.  They were cheaper and didn’t pander to me.  I mean, I’m still going to plant the dill that came with the box of Triscuits.  But I will be angry about it.