The fundamental rethink

/ January 1, 2009/ Food, World/

In a fascinating convergence, Tim O’Reilly has a post up about Wendell Berry’s essay ‘In distrust of movements’. Fascinating because while Tim is a pretty visionary hi tech guy, you don’t often find that crowd crowing about the nitty gritty of our food system. That, plus the fact that he also mentions Dmitry Orlov’s recent work shows just how deep and fundamental the ongoing financial turmoil is affecting people’s thinking about food, sustainability, and values. While there’s a lot of pain in the current economy, perhaps we’ll get something good out of it as well.

Happy New Year!