Apparently Eric Schlosser is now working on the important issue of the corporate capitalist food trade’s impact on food safety.
In this op-ed Schlosser relays a fact I’d missed until now:
China has become the largest exporter of food to the United States after Canada and Mexico. About 60 percent of the apple juice in America — like peanut butter, a product consumed largely by children — now comes from China.
From the perspective of energy-use, this is sheer insanity, stark proof of the point that what makes sense to capitalists is very often murderously short-sighted behavior that any functioning democracy would find a way to stop.