In Dan Glickman's recent speech about biotech to the National Press Club,
he states the following:
"Agricultural biotechnology has enourmous potential to help combat hunger.
Genetically modified plants have the potential to resist killer weeds that
are, literally, starving people in Africa and other parts of the developing
Does anyone have information about what killer weeds he's talking about?
What developing country food crops are in the pipeline for killer weed
In another corner of USDA, the ERS released information on July 20, 1999,
about GMO crops entitled, "Impacts of Adopting Genetically Engineered Crops
in the U.S. -- Preliminary Results
By contrast, increased use of herbicide-tolerant soybeans (17 percent of
1997 soybean acres) produced only a small increase in yield, and no
significant change in variable profits in 1997.
This being the case, how is Glickman able to predict the future so confidently?
Thanks for your thoughts,
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