Three-quarters of the world’s food today comes from just 12 crops and five animal species and this leaves supplies very vulnerable to disease and pests that can sweep through large areas of monocultures.
Archives for September 2017
“People are predisposed to think that things are worse than they are, and they overestimate the likelihood of calamity. This is because they rely not on data, but on how easy it is to recall an example.
“The reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new.”
There is nothing more difficult to undertake, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.