"Grist" focus on Innovation Cartography
Author: Nathanael Johnson
A 16th-century Dutchman can tell us everything we need to know about GMO patents
Richard Jefferson was talking fast, too fast for me to take notes. He was trying to explain what’s wrong with our food system, and what to do about it, but there was too much to say, and we’d already stretched the lunch hour past its breaking point. He kept moving forkloads of salad toward his mouth, but the food couldn’t swim up the cascade of words. It always ended up back on his plate.