Have you ever heard of foie gras?

Foie gras is not a pretty thing. It’s a cruel thing. In this TED video, chef Dan Barber tells about a farmer who has discovered that when you take the cruelty out of it, you get something much, much better. How’s that for a lesson?

By the end of the video, he gets into lots of beautiful ideas about permaculture and food. I can’t recommend it enough.