Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

“The world’s population keeps growing. By 2050, we’ll have to double food production. For that we’ll need genetic engineering, advanced pesticides, and fertilizer – lots of fertilizer. That’s why we’re working every day, hand-in-hand with farmers and their families.”

Or do we?

“Messages like this one seem to be popping up everywhere. But who’s really behind them? Turns out it’s the corporations profiting from this way of farming – like those selling the pesticides, fertilizers, and chemicals.

They’re spending billions to warn us that their way is the only way, with industry groups like the Alliance to Feed the Future, whose members include the Association for Dressings and Sauces and The National Frozen Pizza Institute.”

The Food Myths Organization put together this seven minute video questioning big agriculture and increasing pesticides and chemical fertilizers in our food.

Hunger & Food Security

“Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?”