Massive-Scale Agriculture is a Threat to the Climate
Fossil fuels aren't the only threat to the planet. Modern mass-scale farming methods based on GMOs, monocultures and factory farms are also putting the Earth in jeopardy. Needless to say, America's “media” are studiously ignoring this problem.
But as the linked article says, “The UN has been especially persevering in connecting the dots between climate change, agriculture, and food security."
The UN Commission on Trade and Development has released an alarming report titled “Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It Is Too Late.”
Basically, organic and small-scale farming will be the only way to keep feeding seven Plus billion people without wrecking the planet. The report says: “This implies a rapid and significant shift from conventional, monoculture-based and high-external-input-dependent industrial production toward mosaics of sustainable, regenerative production systems that also considerably improve the productivity of small-scale farmers.”
Unfortunately, the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership and other global trade agreements are pushing in the opposite direction: More GMOs, more mass-scale industrial farming operations, and corporate profits über alles.
Which way will we go?
(It was a rhetorical question.)