Monday, September 03, 2012

Food Crises and Technological Phobia

D. Kershen, Food Crises and Technological Phobia (original post on is available at

     Excerpt:  "I do not write to enter the debate focused on fuel standards, markets and commodity speculators.  I acknowledge that other factors also contribute to food crises, particularly in developing nations -- e.g., underfunded agricultural research and extension, inadequate infrastructure, and insecure land tenure.  However, I write to highlight another often overlooked factor in the on-going food versus fuel debate:  technological phobia that has either exacerbated the food versus fuel dilemma or doomed public policy that may have avoided a food versus fuel dilemma from arising."


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