We really can farm the old-fashioned way. Stockholders in mega-corporations may not see their portfolio values rise as fast and CEOs may have to sell a private island or two, but it can be done.
Sleuth4Health would like to see the conversation around Big Food Genetic Engineering more centered on what really drives the technology – money. The industry rhetoric likes to say that GE will feed the world, but the fact is, we can feed the world without it.
I own stocks and I like profits as well as the next guy – but not at the expense of the planet nor the people on it. Can we be people and earth friendly and still make money? I believe so. In my own life I am experiencing a fundamental shift in where I shop, what I shop for, and even what mutual funds and stocks I invest in. Sorting it all out takes time and there is so much to learn – but the journey has begun for me.
Here is an article from Grist which reports on rice and potato farmers in India reaping record yields without GMOs or even chemicals.