[permaculture] Grow Biointensive .Org

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at intrex.net
Tue Jun 10 14:43:49 EDT 2008

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Subject: Re: [SANET-MG] Monsanto Plans to Boost Food Supply
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 13:09:30 -0400
From: Laura Lengnick <lengnick at WARREN-WILSON.EDU>

Corn, soybeans and cotton are food?  Has anybody in this policy debate
considered small-scale, local food production using biointensive
techniques as a part of the solution?  90% reduction in inputs of all
kinds, 400% increase in crop yields.  And not a penny needed to be spent
on research - Biointensive is ready to address the problem NOW.   Read
more about it at http://www.growbiointensive.org/

>Monsanto Plans to Boost Food Supply
>Published: June 5, 2008, NYTimes
>Monsanto, the leader in agricultural biotechnology, pledged Wednesday to
>develop seeds that would double the yields of corn, soybeans and cotton by
>2030 and would require 30 percent less water, land and energy to grow. 
>The announcement, coming as world leaders are meeting in Rome to discuss
>rising food prices and growing food shortages, appears to be aimed at least
>in part at winning acceptance of genetically modified crops by showing that
>they can play a major role in feeding the world. 
>Much of what is in the commitment are things the company was doing anyway,
>though it now becomes a formal goal. 

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