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13 January 2013
FRANKENSTEIN CROPS “NOT NEEDED”
Letter in the London Guardian on 12 January 2013 from reader Maggie Lloyd in Oxford:
“The news that at least 50% of global food production goes to waste (Report, 11 January) calls into question the claim that GM crops are essential if we are to avoid future food shortages. Wouldn’t the resources spent on this still potentially hazardous technology be better used to improve traditional farming practices in poor countries and to persuade food retailers and consumers in wealthy countries that it is OK to eat a knobbly carrot.”
You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts. For instance:
1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)
2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)
3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)
4. Capitalism in practice (4 July 2012)
5.Ladder (21 June 2012)
6. A tale of two cities (1) (6 June 2012)
7. A tale of two cities (2) (7 June 2012)
8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)
Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.