The picture below was taken from the castle looking back down toward the Neckar River that runs through Heidelberg.
The next day we were picked up by Ines Tesch. She was a McCloy Fellow and traveled to the U.S. in 2007. She now works for BASF in their Global Public/Government Affairs Department for their Crop Protection Division. She and her boss Rainer von Mielecki talked to us about BASF and their strategy for dealing with issues that arise in their business. They seem to have an effective way of dealing with potential public relations problems. They gave us several brochures that they have developed including one I really like called "Agricultural Policy Debate - A business based on fear: the bio-wave." We ate lunch at their restaurant. Then we visited Hunger's Hofladle which is a vegetable grower with direct marketing to the public. He is especially known for white asparagus in the spring but he grows a number of other vegetables, including tomatoes (second picture below), that are marketed in his own store (first picture below) and in local supermarkets (third picture below) which we stopped at before going to the train station.