Can organic food be mass produced?

 

Question: Can organic food be mass produced?

 

David Chang: It’s not feasible because I read a stat recently that says like if we were supposed to feed the entire U.S. population organically or sustain it, we don’t have enough land or resources to do so.  But I think it’s a goal worth trying. 

If you haven’t been to a a community pork producer; or seen pictures of where animals are raised in pens, and unable to move, and the smell, and it’s just completely terrible.

I think that it will change the way you view things. 

And you can contrast that with massive fields where piggies are running around and rolling in mud and they’re happy.  It’s completely different.  A happier animal and the way it’s raised, the way it’s been grown, might not necessarily make better food, but it tastes better because what went behind it. 

I don’t really care too much about the heritage breed or about stuff like that.  That’s important, but I think what’s more important is how it’s raised. 

You can make a big difference. It’s already happening.  People are buying more heritage pork or stuff like that.  The notice is out there.  And that’s the craziest thing as a restaurateur or a chef, to see the impact certain things can have.

 

The U.S. may not have enough land to feed its entire population.

22 months of war - condensed in a 1-minute video

No, the Syrian civil war is not over. But it might be soon. Time for a recap

Strange Maps
  • The War in Syria has dropped off the radar, but it's not over (yet)
  • This 1-minute video shows how the fronts have moved – and stabilised – over the past 22 months
  • Watching this video may leave you both better informed, and slightly queasy: does war need a generic rock soundtrack?
Keep reading Show less

Bespoke suicide pods now available for death in style

Sarco assisted suicide pods come in three different styles, and allow you to die quickly and painlessly. They're even quite beautiful to look at.

The Sarco assisted suicide pod
Technology & Innovation

Death: it happens to everyone (except, apparently, Keanu Reeves). But while the impoverished and lower-class people of the world die in the same ol' ways—cancer, heart disease, and so forth—the upper classes can choose hip and cool new ways to die. Now, there's an assisted-suicide pod so chic and so stylin' that peeps (young people still say peeps, right?) are calling it the "Tesla" of death... it's called... the Sarco! 

Keep reading Show less

How to bring more confidence to your conversations

Entrepreneur and author Andrew Horn shares his rules for becoming an assured conversationalist.

content.jwplatform.com
Videos
  • To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it.
  • Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself.
  • There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.
Keep reading Show less