This is a great little article about how organic farming should be able to scale globally. I’ve heard many interviews on various science podcasts where guests (and their sponsoring corporations) are convinced that existing agriculture techniques are incapable of feeding the whole world…thus the “obvious need” for GMO crops. Let’s presume that’s false for a moment so as to better consider some pros and cons: chemical fertilizer is a form of petroleum dependency, GMO crops create economic dependency, GMO crops create legal and ecological hazards, encouraging industrial scale farming decreases community self-reliance and increases petrol use with increased shipping…I’m sure I could list more.
I’m a technologist, a programmer, I’m where I am because of industrialization, industrial farming, and very likely am alive because of industrialized medicine. There must be balance between community and corporation, however.