The planet Earth produces more food than ever before. Tremendous advances in food sciences have lead a higher percentage of our planets population to be fed than in any time in the modern era. No person is more responsible for this than one of my personal heroes, Norman Borlaug. It is estimated that the advancements he created saved over a BILLION lives. Yet to this day he and his techniques are widely criticized.
I mention Dr Borlaug for two reasons. First, I feel he is someone everyone should know about. Second, in a time of unprecedented food abundance we are supposed to feel guilty about eating more of it than ever before. All food does come with an environmental cost. Even people who may not be willing to avoid meat entirely are more concerned with the environmental impact of what they do eat. I have never considered myself a food alarmist, but I do have three items I avoid: bar olives, gulf oysters, and farm raised salmon.
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