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May 13, 2014
Feeding the world

This month’s National Geographic magazine and its website feature a sensible new exploration of how we are going to meet the challenge of feeding 9 billion people.

Although there is still a lot of unnecessary angst around this topic, we are all going to have to find a way of producing more from less if we want to avoid seeing millions more people suffer from hunger than is already the case today. The article argues for a less polarized, more intelligent approach to solving the problem, which is real. As it says, “We would be wise to explore all of the good ideas, whether from organic and local farms or high-tech and conventional farms and blend the best from both.” That seems reasonable to us.

Read the full article here

 

Comments

    matthew millard
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    May 15, 2014
    I'm sorry but if it was about feeding the world then why do you charge astronomical amounts for your seeds and not allow farmers to keep their seeds?
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    Brandon Mitchener
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    May 15, 2014
    Curious where you get your information. Do you really think the same farmers would buy our seeds year after year if they didn't produce value disproportionate to their cost? The saved seeds thing is a red herring. Most farmers in the countries where we do business buy seeds every year anyway because they want the newest, best seeds and know that hybrids produce better results in the first generation than if you collect the seeds and replant them.
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