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The greatest challenge to the world is not US$100 or more oil, it's going to be about getting enough food so that the new middle class can eat the way our middle class does, and that means we've got to expand food output dramatically, and more importantly, avoiding falling into the trap of biotech companies like Monsanto whose drive for global domination of its GM products is near total.

I totally agree: to me the biggest reason to oppose GM organisms is not the threat to health or biodiversity which don't seem dire, but the prospect of total corporate control of the global food supply.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 23rd, 2008 at 06:24:10 AM EST

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