Sunday, January 19, 2014

Can Genetically Modified crops improve food security?

You have to remember that corporations, like Monsanto, are certainly NOT in the business of providing food security. But on the other hand, it is also important not to forget that without genetic manipulation the Green Revolution would not have been possible. In fact, certain crops (like corn, shown above) would not even exist.

The documentary below provides a very skeptical view of GM crops and their role in economic development.
The guy in the documentary, Jimmy Doherty is an advocate of what they term sustainable farming, and while he is not for the use of GM crops he is not completely against them. In my view, progressives have been unable to untangle their dislike for corporations use of GM crops to further their power, with their anti-GM stance.

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