Skip to comments.Financing Poverty, Malnutrition and Death – Part 2
Posted on 04/20/2020 4:49:05 AM PDT by Kaslin
Its easy to farm organically in the wealthy EU and USA, where consumers can afford to demand much more expensive organic meats, eggs, fruits and vegetables. Its much harder if you have to deal with the insects and crop diseases that plague African farmers on constant massive levels and locusts that bring true catastrophes every few decades and then sell your meager crop yields to impoverished families.
That modern pesticides might save billions of dollars of crops every year and stop locusts before they can swarm by the tens of billions or that bioengineered crops might feed more people, from less land, with less water, with greater resistance to insects, with less need for chemical pesticides (natural or manmade) never seems to occur, or matter, to those who demand nothing but organic for Africa.
Many African farmers are women, who today have almost no right to choose when it comes to which crops they will plant. They labor sunup to sundown on mostly two to five-acre plats, yet rarely have enough crops to feed their own families, much less sell for extra money. Millions live on a few dollars a day.
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Sounds like Ecotopia. Livin' the Green New Deal!
Ya mean like a bioengineered virus from Wuhan? How did people not starve before man made fertilizers, pesticides & GMO were invented? Everyone who has room should be growing something. I just planted some e-coli free lettuce yesterday. How's the resilience of big AG doing right now? Begging for fedgov $$$.
My mother spoiled gardening for me, because when we were kids my sister and I had to go on our knees and pull the weeds. I hated that.
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