It’s All Ecology Really…?

Saw this NYT headline “A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself” Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet – NYTimes.com …And a comment that “As global warming puts stresses on farmers feeding a growing world population, financing to develop new crop varieties and new techniques has been slow to materialize.”. But it occurred to me that it’s possible that within the finance/investment milieu – if more money can be made by speculating in food crops than can be made through investing in research and development – then money for research and development aimed at increasing crop yields in a warmer global environment is going to be diverted into speculation instead of the necessary R&D. So it won’t happen unless governments force it to happen. And that’s not going to happen until the widespread ‘small government’ ideology changes. This doesn’t bode at all well?

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