The Founding Fables of Industrialised Agriculture

Tudge, Colin
http://www.independentsciencenews.org/un-sustainable-farming/the-founding-fables-of-industrialised-agriculture/

Publisher:  Independent Science News
Date Written:  30/10/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15484

Governments these days are not content with agriculture that merely provides good food. In line with the dogma of neoliberalism they want it to contribute as much wealth as any other industry towards the grand goal of economic growth. High tech offers to reconcile the two ambitions – producing allegedly fabulous yields, which seems to be what’s needed, and becoming highly profitable.