A while back I strangely ended up in a BBC debate on the use of biotechnology (pro or con) as a solution to end world hunger. I made the point that, over time, organic methods have a higher yield and are more sustainable not knowing I was making the remark to the head lobbyist for Monsanto.
Turns out I am not the only one that is skeptical of GMO (and cloning) as a magic answer for world hunger. Monsanto and Syngenta are pulling out of an international assessment on agriculture that seeks a solution to world hunger (Ethicurean). Why? The draft document refuses to spew the company line on the proposed merits of biotechnology.