A hundred years ago, supermarkets were small and the growing season limited the produce sold. Now, you can get an immense selection of food from all over the world at nearly any time of the year thanks to an intimidatingly complex global supply chain. This Wendover Productions video describes supermarkets as “a marvel obscured by banality.” After gaining an understanding of the logistics behind even one common and readily available item – take the modest table grape, for example – you’re likely to agree with that sentiment.
About the Speaker
Wendover Productions is a YouTube channel created by Sam Denby in 2010. His other channels include Half as Interesting and Extremities.