Friday, July 28, 2006

Exactly the answer foodies don't want...

Part of the thrill of being a foodie today is the chance to disdain technology (while blogging on your computer hooked to the Internet from your air-conditioned home).

So when technology provides an answer to the problem of modern food supplies interacting with ancient food-digestion systems, acceptance can be a long time coming. Take ice cream, for example.

My daughter-in-law is a food scientist and I have come to respect her work highly. If history is any guide, people like her will continue to adapt our food supplies to match not simply our desires, but our needs. Too much of the bad-mouthing of our food system is based on either elitist taste or economic illiteracy. As nutritional information mushrooms (no pun intended), our market system will make the food industry response an accurate fulfillment of consumer tastes.

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