the omnivore’s delusion
Blake Hurst takes the “agri-intellectuals” to task. I think he does make quite a few good points. I’m not an agri-intellectual myself, nor do I know a great deal about food in general beyond what I like and what I like to cook. I do know that when my wife shops at the natural foods store our grocery bill is quite a bit higher. I also know that organic apples, or at least the ones we buy there, do taste better than the ones at Safeway. And the natural food store here has an amazing meat selection. But it is expensive. Hurst makes other interesting points about the various methods of growing crops and raising livestock, and digs into a few things non-farmers and non-experts like myself wouldn’t normally consider.
So…paging John Schwenkler.