Letter: Organic future
He goes on to say that "we consider the results of biotechnology used in farming to be extremely promising ... biotechnology has increased output". If that were true, it would have increased "abundance", made the food cheaper and made the farmers suffer even more. It would have also further threatened the environment and human health.
What is true is that the booming sector is organic farming, growing faster than either telecommunications or computers, at 25 per cent a year. If current growth rates continue until 2010, the organic share of agriculture in western Europe will increase from 5 per cent to 30 per cent and be worth pounds 75bn a year. Organic farming is free of genetically engineered products.
Greenpeace Campaign Director
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