[permaculture] Report on Agribusiness

v.clarke at mindspring.com v.clarke at mindspring.com
Mon Oct 7 14:49:46 EDT 2002

Precision Farming: The Marriage Between Agribusiness and Spy Technology

Flip the tortilla" ("virar la tortilla") is a common Puerto Rican expression.
It describes the act of taking someone's argument and turning it on its head.
This is precisely what the biotechnology and agribusiness industries are now
doing to confound their critics.

The genetically modified corn tortilla is certainly being flipped as major
biotech corporations begin to soften to activist demands to label and
segregate GM crops. Far from being a sincere expression of corporate
responsibility, critics say corporations are pushing for these measures in
order to tighten their hold on farmers.

Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero of the Institute for Social Ecology investigates for

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