The Washington Post contains an article on a recent survey by Oklahoma State University where over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,”
The Oklahoma State survey result is probably an example of the intersection between scientific ignorance and political ignorance, both of which are widespread.The most obvious explanation for the data is that most of these people don’t really understand what DNA is, and don’t realize that it is contained in almost all food. When they read that a strange substance called “DNA” might be included in their food, they might suspect that this is some dangerous chemical inserted by greedy corporations for their own nefarious purposes.
The article discusses the wider issue of scientific ignorance driving policy decisions, and there is some further comment at io9. A summary of the full survey results is available (PDF).
I wouldn't care, I don't eat anything that casts a shadow anyway
So where does this transparent food come from? ;D
Or perhaps it is 2 dimensional food?
Well, there's the gourmet restaurant in Chicago that serves as sushi flavored, colored pieces of rice paper... I've never tried it, as 1) I don't live in the area, 2) it doesn't sound appealing, and 3) it's probably too expensive, but oriented correctly it shouldn't cast a shadow.
Nah, just 2-dimensional food consumers.
Can see it in hospitals - often delivered via bags and tubes.http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Nutrition+through+an+Intravenous+Line [thefreedictionary.com]http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-63311/amino-acids-325-with-electrolytes-26-glycerin-intravenous/details [webmd.com]
FWIW cooking oil, raw egg white; sugar, starch, soluble fibre and multivitamin solutions don't cast much of shadows. Not sure how long you'd last on that though.
What was the character in HHGTTH that only ate other sentient beings?
Actually, if we are going with HHGTTG, a more apropos comparison would have to be Gargravarr, the disembodied mind and custodian of the Total Perspective Vortex on Frogstar World B.
Ah, I see, you only eat in the dark.