21 Jun '11, 6pm

The Cost-Effective Way to Feed the World - By 2050, the world will have to feed 9 billion people, adapt to climate c...

By 2050, the world will have to feed 9 billion people, adapt to climate change, reduce agricultural pollution, and protect fresh water supplies - all at the same time. Given that formidable challenge, what are the quickest, most cost-effective ways to develop more productive, drought-, flood- and pest-resistant crops? Some will claim that genetically engineered (GE) crops are the solution. But when compared side-by-side, classical plant breeding bests genetic engineering. Coupled with ecologically based management methods that reduce the environmental harm of crop production, classical breeding could go a long way toward producing the food we will need by mid-century. Producing better crops faster certainly would help the world feed itself, but genetic engineering has no advantage on that score. Not only can classical breeding programs introduce new varieties about as fast...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23478.cfm

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solarfeeds.com 19 Jun '11, 6pm

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grist.org 16 Jun '11, 12pm

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