— Michele (@EmVeeGreen) November 25, 2015
And what they do well, and not so well.
You’re Worrying About GMOs For The Wrong Reasons which is based on
Risk Expert: GMOs Could Destroy the Global Ecosystem, which is based on The Precautionary Principle. Also see Small is Beautiful.
Posca, the Roman vinegar-based wonder-drink, is a bit of a mystery, because as much as people keep mentioning it, it is oddly absent from ancient literature. Posca appears in books and articles, being sipped by soldiers and passed around by pals, yet we don’t even have a recipe for it!
The alternative to using cochineal is mostly Red 40, which is made from coal tar. No, seriously. It’s made from coal tar. Or it used to be; looks like it’s mostly made from petroleum these days. So, you can see why Starbucks might be looking for an alternative to an artificial dye.
Also see Cochineal: it’s a bug AND a feature!