Plant Technology

Plant breeders have astounded us with their increases in crop yields. To succeed, they have created plants that need specialised fertilisers, precise climates, large amounts of water and chemical protection from pests. These crops often leave the soils impoverished through erosion or absorption of minerals. The basic game is to capture an ever higher percentage of the sun’s energy and turn it into food energy. I hope it obvious why this improvement cannot continue indefinitely as Christians promoting population growth often imagine. Once they approach 100% efficiency, there is nowhere to go.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)