Food production is evolving. Legacy farming isn’t the only kind of farming, and modern food technology is now editing the genes of fruits and vegetables to improve their taste.
“Nature’s figured this stuff out,” Green said. “Nature has the capacity, at a genetic level, to produce the growth factors that plants need and to mobilize nutrients and to fight diseases and all of that. The genes are out there; it’s just a matter of developing the processes, so that the plants are colonized by the microbes that can do those functions.”