Back in September this year, at a suitable conference, the boffins at Google somehow convinced what I consider to be two of the food industries leading opponents to both join a panel to discuss ‘Creating a World That Can Feed Itself’. The discussion is most enlivening and interesting. Click below to view the battle!
The industrialisation of our food production has narrowed down the variety of breeds, or sources of our food supply, and we believe that's not the way to go. Once these breeds disappear, we can't get them back, at least not quickly, and thousands of years of natural selection and more recent selective breeding will be gone. And whilst being able to have blue eggs in the world may not be the noblest of aims, I was always told that variety is the spice of life.