CBC’s long-form/big think radio program Ideas recently featured a lecture called "Feeding Ten Billion" from Raj Patel, an Africa development scholar formerly with the World Bank, and author of The Value of Nothing. Patel’s perspective on global agriculture and social justice is incisive and contrarian. I’ve never heard anyone talk about the demerits of the "Green Revolution" in agriculture like this, and it was an eye-opener. A perfect hour-long listen for the weekend’s chores.
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Skeptoid takes a second look at organic agriculture. Supporters claim that modern agriculture is neither safer nor more productive; and that virtually the entire world population has been poisoned by the "toxic chemicals" it requires. What are these toxic chemicals? What effect have they had on consumers? And, more importantly, are modern organics any different at all?