Since then I have pondered at length why it is that first the green revolutions
and now the biotechnologies are taken up so enthusiastically? The Indian
farmers (women included) are no more compelled to buy the genetically modified
seed than New Zealand farmers are to use increasing amounts of urea as an
insurance policy against lack of spring grass growth!
Perhaps it has simply been the compelling joint power of particular commercial
interests yoked with the supposed objectivity of government research and
extension agencies. ( Voltaires Bastards by John Ralston Saul, in particular the
chapter on science, makes compelling reading on the role of science in a
What do others think??????
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