06 May '11, 6pm

I’ve seen the future and I can’t afford it: Marketplace’s botched ‘feed the world’ story via @grist

I’ve seen the future and I can’t afford it: Marketplace’s botched ‘feed the world’ story via @grist

Let's have a real debate about organic vs. conventional agriculture. Photo: Bio Brothers In a recent report entitled "The Non-Organic Future ," public radio's Marketplace program considered the challenge to agriculture of feeding a world population estimated to reach 9 billion by 2050. It was, to be frank, a terrible piece of journalism. Short, virtually fact-free, and weakly reported, it gave pride of place to soil scientist Pedro Sanchez of Columbia University. To his credit, Sanchez is a well-intentioned scholar dedicated to reducing world hunger. However, he sees his mission through the lens of conventional ag. In essence, Sanchez is nothing short of an evangelist for the policy of handing out fertilizers, pesticides, and hybrid seeds to developing world farmers. Reporter Adriene Hill allowed Sanchez to state, without the need for such things as corroborating facts, th...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-farming/2011-05-06-npr-m...

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