“It’s safe to say we’ve gone overboard on the war against bacteria,” says Michael Pollan in the “Earth” episode of the Netflix documentary series Cooked. Pollan visits Sister Noella Marcellino, a nun and cheese producer from Connecticut who until recently made cheese with traditional French methods, using wooden barrels rather than stainless steel vessels.
Glyphosate Malaise: Are Ridiculously Cheap Foods and Clean, Tidy Fields Really Worth the Cost?
Glyphosate is the most commonly used active substance in agriculture. It is a crop desiccant and it tells us a great deal about the relationship that the “developed” world has with agriculture and, more generally, with nature.