- The Plate
Old MacDonald Had a Yard: Animal Care in Suburbia
Yard-to-table eating is all the buzz. Last week a yet-to-be-invented invention made an Australian father-and-son team the overnight stewards of millions of crowdfunding dollars—and the good intentions—of the good-food movement. It was sort of like becoming instant pop stars, but more quickly and with more serious implications.
The invention, Flow Hive, is a beehive that allows a backyard-hobbyist to collect honey from a tap without the “mess” and “fuss” of being in contact with bees. We of the first-world good-food movement (I include myself), rich in intention but poor in spare time, are eager to purchase a little piece of redemption to fix the food-system problems we see everywhere. Even if it means owning a colony of animals we don’t know how