Genetically Modified Economist
Genetically Modified Economist Nov 21-27 2009
The Economist on 19 November had a series of articles tied into the Rome World Summit on Food Security.
The links, below, to the articles are still live.
It is worth reading some of the numerous comments on the articles, especially the first 'infomercial' for Monsanto (The parable of the sower).
"One of the most biased articles I have ever read in your paper"
"Did Monsanto pay the Economist for this article?"
"What a nice Monsanto's infomercial"
"The more powerful the monopoly,the bigger the danger"
"Monsanto is still living in the mid-twentieth century, hoarding its intellectual property"
"Economist.com is so biased, covering up Monsanto evil deeds. As a long time subscriber, as per jan 2010 I'll drop my subscription forever"
"The reason Monsanto is giving away its seeds for free in Africa, apart from pure PR, is that the legal system there is weak at best, and that nobody really cares. That's a whole continent-sized laboratory to play with, [LEGALLY (ed)] risk-free."
See what they do tonight at the Royal Society of Chemistry gladiatorial combat Melchett vs Monsanto”¦
How sad we are forced to divert time to fighting yesterday's battles when there is so much to do to restore food, people's and planetary health through biodiverse, ecological food provision as resolved by the People's Food Sovereignty Forum that brought together representatives of the world's food providers from 93 countries - see http://peoplesforum2009.foodsovereignty.org/
Briefing - Monsanto
The parable of the sower
Nov 19th 2009 | ST LOUIS
Leaders - Food and agriculture
How to feed the world
Nov 19th 2009
International - Feeding the world
If words were food, nobody would go hungry
Nov 19th 2009 | ROME