One vision of high-tech farming
Should new information technologies be harnessed for hyper-quantification of the proccesses involved in getting food to our tables? Or are there some vital qualities that cannot be digitized and are likely to be damaged by decisions made from a purely digital paradigm? I think this is cause for serious concern. I believe there's far more to life than efficiency, and there are more layers and factors that make up true long-term efficiency than huge agro-chemical conglomerates can be trusted to consider.
For the other side of the coin, you can see online technology put to use to resist biotech over at Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN) and The Institute for Science in Society (ISIS).
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