The Beaning of Life

Adelia Ritchie, PhD
4 min readJul 30, 2020

Just had to share what’s on my mind right now. Beans. And more beans. I am inundated in beanness.

Cranberry beans, photo by author

Back at the end of February or early March, I had a moment of sheer terror (more than a moment, actually. More like 5 months now.) because my brain is always snaking around out there in the future, and what it saw out there was more than a little bit alarming. With climate change already disrupting food supplies in many parts of…