08 Feb '12, 8pm

As Biotech Debate Rages on, More GMOs Get Planted

As Biotech Debate Rages on, More GMOs Get Planted

The debate over biotech crops has become predictable. In his 2012 annual letter from the Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, who has a near-religious faith in technology and innovation, argues that an "extremely important revolution" in plant science, i.e., genetically engineered crops, can help farmers in poor countries by giving them access to new varieties of crops that will better resist disease and adapt to climate change. Days later, the Center for Food Safety, a Washington watchdog group and persistent critic of Big Ag, pushed back, saying that biotech crops had failed to deliver on their promise to alleviate hunger, and that Gates would do better to support low-cost "agroecological techniques" that don't depend on patented, genetically engineered seeds. The conflicting claims and supporting data are hard to sift through. Will disease-resistant biotech cassava answer the ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/02/08/biotech-debate-ra...

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