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August 6th, 2019 / Ag Present

… Sustained access to tools and resources to produce food economically and safely are the key to continuing economic development. It is the bedrock that society is founded upon. Once you can grow more food than you need, you can then sell that food. That income can help educate yourself or your children, giving you more advantages for economic growth by adding skills and knowledge that can be utilized to gain access to jobs outside of subsistence farming. Crops that can be stored have value because they can be transported to markets. Thus why you see grains and starches across the globe as primary sources of calories. They are the cheapest to grow, last longest, and can be transported so that they can be sold elsewhere. Thus begins the advancement out of poverty. Adding technologies that aid in this process is critical, with genetic modification leading the way … Read more