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'They offer a magical vision of a better future but not in this world': In Foreign Policy, social scientists opposed to conventional agriculture spark fierce organic vs intensive farming debate

‘They offer a magical vision of a better future but not in this world’: In Foreign Policy, social scientists opposed to conventional agriculture spark fierce organic vs intensive farming debate

Foreign Policy | 
A recent back and forth has stirred up controversy over at Foregin Policy. Are “Big Ag” and intensive farming destroying ...
Viewpoint: Is our western food system based on 'intensive agriculture' broken? Not if the environment and alleviating poverty and hunger matter

Viewpoint: Is our western food system based on ‘intensive agriculture’ broken? Not if the environment and alleviating poverty and hunger matter

Foreign Policy | 
In the popular bourgeois imagination, the idealized farm looks something like the ones that sell produce at local farmers markets ...
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‘Unforgiving math’: Why intensive agriculture is needed to fight climate change and feed 10 billion people

Genetic Literacy Project | 
There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment ...
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Viewpoint: Intensive agriculture is the only way to sustainably feed the world

Breakthrough Institute | 
[In December], the World Resources Institute (WRI) released a comprehensive study embracing agricultural intensification as the only way to simultaneously close what ...
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Is the world facing ecological collapse? Not if we ‘engineer our environment’ more productively

Aeon | 
In a recent Nature Sustainability paper, a team of scientists concluded that the Earth can sustain, at most, only 7 billion ...
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Viewpoint: Green groups reject agricultural technology in embrace of ‘utopian fantasies’

USA Today | 
[Editor’s note: Ted Nordhaus is the co-founder and executive director of the Breakthrough Institute and a co-author of the Ecomodernist ...
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Making the case for sustainability in ‘industrial agriculture’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Attacks on GMOs are often a proxy for criticisms of globalization, synthetic chemicals and what has come to be called ...
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Breakthrough Institute: Outdated romantic notions of farming crippling innovation

Breakthrough Institute | 
Since the dawn of agriculture, humans have been converting forests, grasslands, and other ecosystems to farmland. The long-term conversion of ...
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The sustainability case for “industrial agriculture”

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Attacks on GMOs is often a proxy for criticisms of globalization, corporate agriculture, synthetic chemicals. But these debates often lose ...
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