Why Big Ag Won’t Solve World Hunger

One of the downsides to covering the veggie/agribusiness niche is that high quality writing is a rarity. I’ve got to hand it to Josh Viertel, the head of Slow Food USA—the guy writes beautifully and persuasively.

His new piece published by The Atlantic’s food blog takes on the notion that Big Ag’s genetically modified monocultures will feed a growing population, while reducing agriculture’s environmental footprint. Instead, Viertel argues that agribusiness is only getting in the way of the real work that needs to be done, while exacerbating problems related to an equitable distribution of food. Link.