In the debate over the future of agriculture, one school of thought holds that only industrial farming, enhanced and made less polluting by technologies such as genetically engineered crop varieties, can produce enough food to feed future populations.But many agricultural analysts and scholars argue that this reasoning is fundamentally flawed — that industrialized farming and its associated technologies not only degrade natural resources and accelerate climate change, they also exacerbate and in many cases create the poverty and unequal distribution of land, water, and seeds that are the primary causes of hunger around the world.
- Upload Date 2011-10-15
- Language English
- Media Format Web Link
- Program Theme Sustaining foodways & livelihoods
- Communication Issue Areas Agrobiodiversity & Food Sovereignty