"The United Soybean Board has awarded more than a million dollars in grants
to support soybean gene mapping by Cregan and other scientists around the
country. Finding soybean genes to enhance yields and pest resistance could
eventually lead to raising U.S. yields by several hundred million bushels a
Why does the research establishment continue to try to solve the wrong
problem? For at least the last twenty years, the same government has noted
that it is distribution, not production, of food which is the most serious
problem. And, more than one quarter of the food that leaves our farms is
Yet the grant and fancy equipment jockeys love to spend our taxes trying to
find ways to grow more and more and more, while the environment and the
social commons continue to disintigrate.
I don't believe that more or cheaper soybeans will really solve any
important problems (except perhaps for cargill, mcdonalds, central soya,
murphy, tyson and other similar destroyers of the commons.)
And we hear from farmers that too many soybeans seriously lower prices.
When will the government stop helping the big evil corporations at the
expense of everything and everyone else?
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