The following is a guest piece by Stephen DeMaura, President of Americans for Job Security, a national conservative issue advocacy organization. For more than 10 years AJS has advocated for pro-growth, pro-jobs public policy to strengthen the American economy. -ed.
Make Room in the Market, Monsanto Monopoly
Thereâ€™s a battle in agriculture that deserves a greater focus: The Seed Trait Wars.
What our families, our nation and the world will eat in the future depends in large part on the future of a robust, competitive biotech seed sector. Farmers and independent seed companies will need seeds with the genetic traits to deliver higher yields from the same land no matter the conditions. To do that weâ€™ll need more competition.
Itâ€™s competition that drives innovation, better prices, and morechoices, and competition that gives farmers the right seeds to grow what they need, where they need to grow it.
WORLDWIDE NEED IS MOUNTINGThe world will need 70 percent more food in 2050 than it does today, according to the UN. Farmers will need the best seeds to grow the crops that will feed the increasing number of people that will populate this planet. And theyâ€™ll need [...]