My Monday morning reading of the feeds over coffee and toast led me to this via The Ethicurean: Chew the right thing.
Michael Pollan – Argiculture – Disease Resistant Staph – Concentrated Animal Feed Operations – Sustainability – New York Times
Confucius advised that if we hoped to repair what was wrong in the world, we had best start with the “rectification of the names.” The corruption of society begins with the failure to call things by their proper names, he maintained, and its renovation begins with the reattachment of words to real things and precise concepts. So what about this much-abused pair of names, sustainable and unsustainable?
The entire article is worth the time it takes to read. But the quote above can be used in so many parts of life today it is almost a mantra for what’s wrong with the country.