Modern agriculture the best way to feed the world?

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Global development podcast: farmers, GM crops and agriculture\’s future | Global development | guardian.co.uk

via Global development podcast: farmers, GM crops and agriculture\’s future | Global development | guardian.co.uk.

I stand on the point that modern agriculture styles (commercial farming) are not the best way to help to feed the world. There is a need to start empowering local farmers to grow food in their own community. The problem of access to food is not just a problem in the developing world, it is also becoming a global problem. Food security is causing food insecurity for people in developing countries.

The three pillars of food security;
Food availability: sufficient quantities of food available on a consistent basis.
Food access: having sufficient resources to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet.
Food use: appropriate use based on knowledge of basic nutrition and care, as well as adequate water and sanitation.

Have not had positive impacts on people in developing countries, they have however had a negative impact, because of trade liberalisation. Food does not need to be imported into countries that are able to grow food. Food should not be grown on a mass scale by corporate organisations and then exported to other countries leaving local communities stranded because they cannot afford to buy food, and local farmers not been able to compete with corporate giants.

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