“My friend arranged for me to visit Beltsville, Maryland, where the Department of Agriculture maintains the world’s largest experiment station devoted to plant and animal research. For a solid week I explored, . . . peer[ing] into laboratories where government geneticists are at work redesigning nature. Continue reading
Was going to simply post this on Facebook (had already noted it on Twitter), but realized this is the kind of stuff I used to bring here. Back in those old days.
Anyway: I ran across this (via Twitter) this morning and want to make sure as many people as possible see it. The content is delightful and informative.
BUT: the Big Important Point here is one that I’ve hammered at here at the blog for a long time, and the one that drives all my work: It’s a perfect, and I do mean perfect, example of how academics, experts, intellectuals of all kinds (scientists, anthropologists, historians, whatever) can use new media to communicate complex ideas to a wide audience.
“Pre-cutting fresh meats at a central point, and distributing to retail outlets, appears to be growing in favor with the modern chain store organization as a means of solving the problem of fresh meat handling. Continue reading