Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 8 (2):98-111 (1995)
|Abstract||Biotechnology increases commercialization of food production, which competes with food for home use. Most people in the world grow their own food, and are more secure without the mediation of the market. To the extent that biotechnology enhances market competitiveness, world food security will decrease. This instability will result in a greater gap between rich and poor, increasing poverty of women and children, less ability and incentive to protect the environment, and greater need for militarization to maintain order. Therefore, biotechnology should be discouraged. An active program to protect and strengthen local food production and to decrease reliance on industrial agriculture should be promoted.|
|Keywords||biotechnology sustainable agriculture subsistence women farmers genetic engineering agricultural ethics|
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