Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Don't Let Your Food Do Drugs

In an infuriating but completely predictable narrative, many of the world's leading publications have begun advocating the increased use of technology to solve the world's food problems.

AARRGGH!!! At a time when critiques of bad-for-you and unsustainable farming practices seemed to be going mainstream (just look at the popularity of Polan's Omnivore's Dilemma or the recent movie King Corn), it looks like the global food industry has revived the narrative that their big business money making is the only way to feed the world. I've written an article on what's wrong with the Gates-Rockefeller push for a "new green revolution" is a really bad idea; it should be published by Food and Water Watch in the next couple of weeks. Till then, check out this really great backrounder by Food First and this older article over a Grist.

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