Worried that genetically-modified foods could be quietly, secretly, making their furtive way towards your plate even as we speak? Don’t be — people have already been eating them for a long time now.
The world has faced down some incredibly large-scale natural disasters lately — and the wreckage they left in their wake has been considerable. But the one that is most threatening to our food supply is a natural disaster that has been unfolding very slowly.
America has a huge, sprawling, incredibly productive agricultural system, the slow-grown product of its history as a farming nation. But that system has already begun changing — and what Americans growing on those farms is going to change dramatically too.