The NY Times printed this piece a few days ago. I find it fascinating to think how our food supply, as it has grown more efficient, has also put us in danger. The most interesting line:
This has always been the genius of industrial capitalism — to take its failings and turn them into exciting new business opportunities.
The nature of our food production threatens us–cattle standing in feedlots, manure washing away to poison other foods, a few huge processing plants, the inability to find the source of the problem when there is one, the opportunity for terrorism–all the “bad side” of efficiency. What is the average westerner to do?
I guess I just marvel at the complexity and wait for spinach to come back to the stores.