Friday, June 20, 2008

Your Global Food Issues Update

Yes, We Will Have No Bananas, says the New York Times. I don't know what makes me sadder, the fact that we're supposedly going to lose our bananas or the fact that we already lost a better banana.

Part of me finds it hard to believe that after millenia of trade caravans crossing land and sea for exotic products, we're going to revert back to eating what grows nearby. It's hard to see that trend reversing in any significant way. I'd like to hope we'll be shipping bananas to Mars someday, rather than our colonists eating what they can grow from the local water sources.

Will we call it a "colony," though? That sounds so, imperialist.

A friend of mine has a talent for integrating his features into the faces of other people. How does Drew do it?

This picture might not mean anything to you if you don't know Drew, but it's downright creepy for me.

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

One of the examples of symbolism in a painting is from the Jan Van Eyck painting commonly called "The Arnolfini Wedding" or "Arnolfini Portrait." If you notice in the background behind the right-side of the man are oranges sitting on that desk. The painting being a Northern European painting and the orange being a Southern European product means that for them to have oranges, they are very wealthy. It will probably just revert to that, which was not a millenia ago :-p merely a few hundred years ago. The rich will have their fancy bananas and oranges, and the poor will have their corn.