Food is a funny thing. For the whole of human history there has been only one thing to say about it. Can I have some more please? Post-war developments in agriculture overcame many productivity limits and we entered an era of abundance, at least in the developed west. This should be a cause for celebration but instead a series of panics have ensued which have undermined people’s faith in the modern food system.
This is a pertinent question given the current cuts, the transformation over the last few years of students into consumers of higher education and, most fundamentally, the replacement of the idea of “knowledge for its own sake” with “skills” deemed beneficial to the economy.
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