Monday, August 11, 2008

On genetically modified food...

Paul Roberts, author of The End of Oil and The End of Food recently wrote a great essay for Slate: Food Fight: The four barriers to the genetically modified–food revolution—and why no one is talking about them.

Check it out here

He addresses the fact that genetic modification (GM for short) research is focused on "Western cash crops," corn and soy, instead of crops that are truly relevant to global food security. Also addressed: seed saving, the expense of the GM seeds and the technology required to develop them, the politics involved, and other global and public concerns.

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