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GM crops and foods: promises, profits and politics

15 April 2011

The Autumn 2011 issue of the Farm Policy Journalwas entitled "Can agriculture manage a genetically modified future". Bob Phelps' paper begins: "The cruelest lie about Genetically Manipulated (GM) crops and foods is that they can 'feed the world'. GM companies use empty promises of bountiful, designer foods to foist GM onto reluctant governments, farmers and shoppers. The UN says there is now enough food to feed everyone but our social priorities and conflicts allow a billion people to starve. GM technology cannot right this injustice, but false promises take scarce resources away from finding durable solutions to feeding, housing and clothing us all."

 

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