Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Future of Food

By the cash register at the Georgetown, Washington DC Whole Foods--- a major supermarket chain-- I found the DVD "The Future of Food". Like most people, I'd heard about genetically modified corn and soy beans, but hadn't given it much thought. What caught my attention was the placement of this product. Why was it right there by the cash register? (Is it by the cash register in other Whole Foods supermarkets?) I watched the DVD. And I am freaked out. It has quite a lot to say about Mexico, by the way. P.S. Check out novelist Jane Smiley's recent post on farming over at the Huffington Post.