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Let them eat crops then

Bill Sjostrom refers to a story in the Guardian on genetically modified crops, "How science can help the world's poor." This is an important issue; check it out.

Last fall we were treated to a seminar by David Zilberman of UC Berkeley on the subject. GM substantially increases crop yields through increased resistance to pests, improved drought tolerance, etc., and can be designed to fit the conditions in say, Bangalore. They help not just Monsanto but the poor all over the globe. Let's hope that the luddites campaigning against GM crops can be persuaded by information and reason to stop.