Eat With Your Head

Food: What next?
October 22, 2008, 10:05 pm
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Wired has a super cool, elaborately designed feature on the future of food, including fun graphs on the dairy industry, world eating habits and how information technology can yield more effective farming practices. Less cool for me is this blind faith in genetically modified crops as the solution.

GM crops can pose many problems. They can contaminate other types of crops, for example. And with some companies patenting certain GM crops, they can lead to even more commercialization of food than is already occurring.
Organic farming -- far from just a trend
I think before we throw our hands in the air and our money into the lab, we should get some hope and ideas from stories like this one, which found an organic farm in Africa to not only “increase crop yields” but restore the health of the soil on which the food was grown.


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