Further, I would like to think that there will be a day where farmers prefer to make lots more money using permaculture techniques, so the whole concept of "organic food" disappears because all food is organic - not because farmers have seen the eco light, but because they wanna make more money.
I know it has been a long time since you posted this, but I agree!
I think people need to know what is in their food, and in a lot of poorer communities their options for healthy food are a lot more challenging to maintain. Schools should teach children the importance of nutrition and how to read food labels: www.medicalinsurance.org/food-labels-truth
I think you want a higher resolution phrase than genetically manipulate organism, perhaps transgenic? Though some people dislike cisgenics too...
posted 8 years ago
7 billion and counting. A large percentage who do not have the ability, or inclination to grow their own food. A larger percentage who are lucky if they can afford a handfull of beans and rice for supper.
I'll feed myself and not worry about saving the world.
So I just talked with my brother-in-law, who works for USAID in the State Department. He pointed out that much of the food insecurity around the world starts with land insecurity. He ratteled off several nation-states where the trend is for the government to confiscate productive land. This leads to farmers wanting to maintain a low profile, and so not really wanting to produce more food, for fear that the local leaders will take their farms. (most of these are post-communism countries, so the people are given land for land, but they are given junk land.)
He repaced his skull with glass. So you can see his brain. Kinda like this tiny ad: