It’s no secret agribusiness tout that the solution to world hunger is to increase GMO food production. Yet 17.2 million households – or 14.5 percent of households (approximately one in seven) – were food insecure in 2010, the highest number ever recorded in the United States (Coleman-Jensen 2011, p. v.). Is big ag really the answer to feeding the world, or even in the United States where obesity is rampant? Unfortunately, well-known figures in the big ag field are missing the mark and not presenting the factual issues behind the obesity and hunger – namely that tax dollars subsidize unhealthy foods and people do not have enough choices for and access to nutrient-dense food (among other issues such as lack of movement and exercise).
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