There is a better way

„In spite of its promises of drought tolerant and salt tolerant crops – neither of which has materialised  – or food crops that will contain extra nutrients – again none exist commercially –  it has dismally failed to anticipate and to paint a  compelling picture of what our farming and food future should be.

Other people, scientists and farmers, have painted that picture though. The 2008 IAASTD Report which was sponsored by a number of major international organisations, including the United Nations, the World Bank, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, and UNESCO concluded that industrial farming was too dependent on cheap oil and too damaging to the wider environment and was  not a suitable technology for alleviating hunger because it does not benefit small and subsistence farmers, and it is these farmers that provide 70% of the world’s food.

The 2010 UN report into Agroecology and the Right to Food concluded that organic and sustainable small scale farming could double food production in the parts of the world where hunger is the biggest issue.“