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find a solution for feeding a swelling global population

Blah blah blah, falling for the propaganda or issuing it on own motivation?... The problem of feeding the global population is one of distribution, not total production; and GMO doesn't benefit subsistence farmers in hungering countries, it benefits agrobusiness for export (and, of course, holders of genetic copyright).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 04:48:28 AM EST
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Indeed.

And didn't someone recently link to a study showing that GM crops are not really more productive in practice?

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 05:43:09 AM EST
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Yes, we did:
Union of Concerned Scientists: Failure to Yield: Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops (2009)


Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 05:45:40 AM EST
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