Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Biotechnology will bypass the poor

hunger > non-solutions
Devinder Sharma writes about how biotechnology, far from being the touted "solution to world hunger", is in reality becoming part of the problem.
His article is directed at the writers of the UNDP Human Development Report. A very interesting perspective from someone in India who knows the issues only too well.
"The twin engines of economic growth - the technological revolution and globalisation - will only widen the existing gap. Biotechnology will, in reality, push more people in the hunger trap. With public attention and resources being diverted from the ground realities, hunger will only grow in the years to come. "

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