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February 18, 2005

Industrial and Biopharm Crops at NCGA

National Corn Growers To Host Conference on Biopharm and Industrial Crops

Second generation transgenic crops are being designed more for expression of traits useful to processors than to farmers. Doing so complete the industrialization of the farm and finishes the long term trend toward making farmers producers of industrial inputs rather than simply (but more importantly) food and fiber.

So now farming really has been reduced to manufacturing, but with that old sad twist we've heard before: the farmer is the only businessperson forced to buy their imputs at retail and sell all their outputs at wholesale. Read more about it here.

Posted by shepherd.ogden at February 18, 2005 09:53 AM