Bill Gates on how organic farming and "GMOs" can preserve the environment and feed people

Bill Gates had a lot of thoughtful things to say about technology and social innovation at the recent Techonomy conference, including a nice plug for Tomorrow's Table!

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"There's a lot of great thinking [from both the GMO and organic communities], which lead to things you should care about-preserving the environments and feeding people with a decent diet."

Video:
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Speaker: Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Interviewed by Brent Schlender

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid87735931001?bclid=87675…

The 1 minute clip discussing Tomorrow's Table starts at 19:10.

"It is only 190 pages if you skip the recipes"

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HI mr bill gatt i am happy for your progress, and i hope one day i visit microsoft co.

By george iskandar (not verified) on 23 Aug 2010 #permalink

The selfless work being done by Mr. Gates a few years ago is indisputable.
Large amounts of money intended to help the poorest and focuses on giving money to organizations that are involved in research and development, for the future all a little more productive and many people no longer starve.
It is certainly an admirable man.

The issue of animal products being sold in supermarkets has raised its head again in the past two days with the Food Standards Agency supporting the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes and their advisory that such foods are safe.

The loudmouths are up in arms about cloned meats and milk again. They discount the millions of poorly fed people living on the margins. Drives me nuts!

I just had to blog about it. People are so blinkered and irrational. I am pleased that Bill Gates takes the compassionate and humanitarian stance he does.

We already produce more food than the worlds can eat. GMO's are being presented as a solution for a problem that doesn't exist. People are starving in the world because of the distribution of that food, and that poor countries that need it the most, are not allowed to subsistence farm.

GMO's are being pushed so hard not because of a humanitarian agenda but purely for profit. Governments allow companies to patent GM seeds so that any that use them on purpose, or by accident, must pay these giant corporations.

By Alawishis (not verified) on 05 Dec 2010 #permalink