Thomas M. Zinnen

People enjoy food. Some people even think about food. But they may not think about it enough, or in the ways we wish they would. For example, ask a friend to give three examples of food that comes from stuff that’s not alive, and be prepared for a response of silence, salt, and baking soda.

It’s a revelation for many people that almost all our food comes from stuff that’s alive: plants, animals or microbes. When domesticated, we call them crops, livestock, and cultures.

Recently, news of a complet…

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