Hunger and GMOs: The Myth of Insufficient Production
A critique of the article "Technology That Will Save Billions from Starvation", by Prakash and Conko.
# 133968 | 1,750 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Economics (International) , Sociology (Welfare) , Computer and Technology (Technology) , Agricultural Studies (General)
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The paper outlines how in their article "Technology That Will Save Billions from Starvation", Prakash and Conko argue that GMOs and the green revolution are the keys to ending world hunger and that, further, GMOs provide environmental and health benefits heretofore unprecedented. The writer points out the fallacies in their argument, arguing in particular that production does not guarantee access to food, that GMOs do not provide greater health benefits than organics and that the costs of GMOs may well be a prohibitive factor in subsistence farming--preventing access to food by both farmers and consumers.
From the Paper:"It is always interesting to encounter an argument that is so clearly designed to manipulate and obviate as that of Prakash and Conko in "Technology Will Save Billions from Starvation." These writers would have us believe that the technology of genetically modified foods and the attendant agricultural practices, is an ecological boon and a nutritional miracle. Starvation, it would seem, is merely a by-product of typical third world ignorance, on a par with belief in witch doctors, or a stubborn resistance to admit that the world isn't flat. This ignorance and technophobia, they claim, is what is really behind the problem of hunger,..."
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