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It’s time to play God with our food

| July 23, 2013
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The number one thing to look at with agriculture is yield. How much food do you grow per acre. And organic food has a lot of virtues but organic farming has lower yields. So it’s not necessarily the greenest thing to do.

Now there could be some future version of organic where we have perhaps gotten rid of pesticides but we’ve engineered those plants biologically to grow more food per acre. So we can get away with fewer toxins but higher yield. That would be sort of a GMO organic crossbreed. I’m not sure people are ready for that yet but it might be a very good idea.

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