Cambridge 2000: Mill Road: Arjuna Wholefoods, 12
|Description: Mill Road: Arjuna Wholefoods, 12|
|Date built: c1900|
The oldest running "health food" shop in the city, catering
mainly to people who do not want supermarket food for some
reason or other, or who are looking for food that
supermarkets do not generally have (e.g. rye flour).
One current big battle is over "genetically modified" (GM) food,
the large sign on the door says that "GM free" food is available
in the store. This is the meaning of GM as used by people in 2000.
Unfortunately all food has been genetically modified by humans
and for thousands of years (e.g. through breeding of varieties,
which creates combinations of DNA which would not have occured
without human intervention). The current methodology is
just more fundamental and precise (inevitably),
so it has higher rewards and risks, with the latter
Mill Road has many such small shops running all the way up it
and is the way shopping in England existed before the relatively
recent arrival (from the 1970s
onwards) of supermarkets and shopping malls.
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