We need the humbleness and clarity to see that our food, while benefitting from technological advances, has benefitted even more from free ecological resources: Cheap energy, lots of water everywhere, and a stable climate.
People complain that cities don't have fresh, sustainable food, but it's just not true.
When you pursue great flavor, you also pursue great ecology.
Conventional agriculture has never succeeded in feeding the world, and it's never produced anything good to eat. For the future, we need to look toward alternatives.
I think all chefs who pursue great flavor have good ethics.