Bush science advisor doubts organic farming

August 19, 2008

 

The dominant scarcity frame scares us into believing that what I’ve just written is not possible. We are taught to believe that we can’t relate to the earth healthfully and still meet survival needs. In the summer of 2008, George Bush’s science advisor said publicly, "If everybody switched to organic farming, we couldn't support the earth's population -- maybe half." (The opposite is true)

 

Claudia Dreyfus, "An Advocate for Science Diplomacy, a conversation with Nina V. Fedoroff," New York Times, August 19, 2008. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/19/science/19conv.html?scp=1&sq=science diplomacy&st=cse

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