Off topic agian – back on Spinach and E-Coli

There’s an excellent article by Michael Pollan, author of the Botany of Desire and The Omnivore’s Dilemma in the NY Times Magazine from last weekend.   It ties in nicely to my thoughts on Spinach and E-Coli from a couple weeks ago. 

 Unfortunately, it does not have a lot to do with investing or alternative energy, so feel free to stop reading now, if that’s why you’re on my blog. 

If you’re worried about the industrialization of our food supply, and don’t want to get more worried, you probably should find another blog to read as well.   Here are the main points I got out of it:

1) Industrialized farming is the root cause of the health problems we’ve been having with our veggies.

2) But the likely proposed solution is not less industrialized farming, but more.

 3) The problem has to do with the industrial mindset of the regulators. 

4) Yikes!

Read the Veggetable-Industrial Complex article.  If you can figure out something to do about it, leave a comment.

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