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From Global News Canada: Former Greenpeace president supports biotechnology

Published
October 23, 2015
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Ariel Conn

"Patrick Moore says biotechnology is one of the reasons farmers in Western Canada can feed more than a hundred people from a single farm. The former president of Greenpeace Canada says it’s one of the reasons he supports biotechnology, along with the use of pesticides and machinery in producing crops.

 

“Less than 100 years ago it took about 75 per cent of the population to grow the food for a country, and that’s still true in some African and Asian countries,” Moore told Global News.

“But here we’re growing enough food for the whole population and exporting a great deal at the same time with two to three per cent of the population. One Saskatchewan farmer is feeding 155 people today because of science and technology,” said Moore."

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