So long and thanks for all the food

martedì 15 settembre 2009 Posted by tfrab

Grazie di cuore Norman, ci mancherai, e grazie a Dario Bressanini per la segnalazione



[…]the world has the technology that is either available or well advanced in the research pipeline to feed a population of 10 billion people. The more pertinent question today is: Will farmers and ranchers will be permitted to use this new technology? Extreme environmental elitists seem to be doing everything they can to derail scientific progress. Small, well-financed, vociferous, and antiscience groups are threatening the development and application of new technology, whether it is developed from biotechnology or more conventional methods of agricultural science. […] The affluent nations can afford to adopt elitist positions and pay more for food produced by the socalled natural methods; the 1 billion chronically poor and hungry people of this world cannot. (source Ending World Hunger. The Promise of Biotechnology and the Threat of Antiscience Zealotry)