Now that title should be intriguing.
It relates to a little story. A few years ago I returned home from Japan determined to get eggs in the U.S. that are as good as the ones I eat in Tokyo for breakfast. The Japanese eat great bright orange yolk eggs.
They also eat eggs raw all the time. That part I already knew from being a consultant in agriculture. American eggs are likely to have salmonella unless they have been pasteurized in which case they have a symbol stamped on the top of the egg.
Back to the bright orange yolks.
I asked many of the good and famous chef friends, I know in San Francisco, where to get the best eggs. Every one told me the same thing: ‘get them from free range chicken farms’. Every one had a story about the great farm they go to where the chickens eat outside freely from the ground.
Wrong. I only found the good Japanese eggs in a Japanese grocery and they came from New Zealand at $1 each.
So the next trip to Japan, I tracked down a major egg producer and asked how the Japanese get their incredible eggs. He told me. 'We experimented using every reasonable chicken feed until we found the combination that produces the great eggs we produce. You may not have noticed. We have 5 grades of ‘great’ depending on the combination of foods the chickens eat'.
Simple lesson. The Japanese are a smart empirical people. They experiment with chicken food to get great eggs. Americans are primitives we go to our metaphors of 'good'.
Yes we are primitive. We worship paleolithic behavior. If our paleo ancestors ate what they found outside, we should do the same. ‘If it came naturally from nature it is “good””. The Redskin is our deep psychological hero.
Sorry, that is why we Americans are so attached to the term Redskin. Our view of ‘nature’ is what the American Indians lived in, on and with.