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by Jim Bob
on March 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs:
by David White
on March 22, 2013 at 5:20 PM
I'm stunned that a scientific community seems content to leave the fate of the world (i.e. the fate of the world food supply) up to a cross-your-fingers-and-hope-for-good- weather type of situation.  
We're hardly ambling about the savannah in family groups anymore. We're quite capable of applying scientific AND industrial principles to the problem and save the world. In this era of global warming and chaotic climate clearly it's time to GET FARMING OUT OF THE DIRT and into the twenty-first century.  
We have hydroponics/aeroponics . . . with properly engineered indoor structures we can grow far more food on a far smaller area of land than present day dirt farming can. We can use a tiny, tiny fraction of the water that we presently use in dirt farming. We can eliminate pesticides and conventional fertilizers. Why would we need genetically modified organisms? We would need only a tiny fraction of the energy to far grow more food than we presently must consume with dirt farming.  
With properly engineered indoor structures we can control the water, we can control the light, we can control the 'weather' -- we can grow year 'round.  
Yes, it would take an enormous collaborative effort between engineers, architects, and agriculturists -- not to mention enormous initial investments of money . . . but once things got going, we would save far, far more than just money.
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