Seattle Times – Gates ‘band-aid’ approach

A thoughtful Seattle Times article questioning the Gates Foundation’s focus on bio-fortification (using GE and conventional breeding to increase nutrient content of crops) to combat hunger in Africa. AGRA Watch’s own Phil Bereano, cited in the piece, points to research concluding that crop variation as well as decreasing water and chemical use are more effective and sustainable approaches to conquering hunger. Nutrient ‘Band-Aids’ don’t solve the underlying problems – no matter how chic and shiny said Band-Aids might be!


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