Well, they’ve gone and done it. In an uncharacteristic display of questionable judgment, the Washington Post has given me a column. And on important issues, no less! Unearthed (credit for the name goes to my editor Bonnie Benwick) is my attempt to talk reasonably and constructively about the debate about our food supply.
Column One, I wade right in to genetically modified foods, and their impact on human health. Down the line, I’ll be dealing with the issues surrounding organics, monocrops, honeybees, patents, and chemicals. And then there’s the tricky relationship between government and industry, and how it drives biotech oversight. If it affects our food supply, it’s fair game.
I’ve learned, over the years here at Starving, that the people who take time out of their day to find out what Kevin and I are up to make up an interesting group. Combined, you probably have a bazillion person-years of experience in food – eating it, growing it, making sense of it. I’d be delighted if some of you would come over to the Post to participate in the discussion.
Meantime, I’ll be continuing to post here, on oysters, fishing, chickens, the disreputable state of our garden, and (gulp) this year’s effort at shooting a deer, which has begun. Your continued good will, moral support, and constructive suggestions are appreciated in all these endeavors.