Monsanto, Dupont Seeds Won’t Solve Hunger, Howard Buffett Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-10-12/monsanto-dupont-seeds-won-t-solve-hunger-howard-buffett-says

Small farmers in Africa and elsewhere often lack the income and training to buy and use biotech seeds and may become skeptical of technology if new products are used improperly, the 56-year-old son of billionaire Warren Buffett said. Howard Buffett, a board member of his father’s company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc

“Stop thinking that what we know how to do is going to work for somebody else,” Buffett said. “We need to be intelligent enough and humble enough to admit that we don’t know everything and that we certainly don’t know some things in other parts of the world that need to happen.”

Buffett, a Berkshire director since 1993, is an ambassador against hunger for the United Nations World Food Program and runs the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which aids subsistence farming. His father once said that Howard, who farms land in Nebraska and South Africa, “would rather spend an evening on a tractor in the field than on a date with Angelina Jolie.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-10-12/monsanto-dupont-seeds-won-t-solve-hunger-howard-buffett-says

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