Final preparations for Dublin Gastronomy Symposium #DGS2018 completed. Looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones and, I hope, to recording some of the fabulous speakers for forthcoming episodes.
In 1946 Geoffrey Pyke, an eminently sane scientist, put forward the idea of using what little coal there was to refine sugar rather than feeding it to locomotives. Human muscles would make far better use of the energy than steam engines. The problem Pyke tried to tackle remains essentially unsolved: where is the power for food production to come from?