David Suzuki: Studies show small farms better for biodiversity and food security

We largely assume the only way to feed the world's rapidly growing human population is with big-scale industrial agriculture. Also, there is much support for genetically altering food crops to produce large enough quantities on smaller areas to feed the world's people.

But, according to a piece by David Suzuki on The Huffington Post Green blog, recent scientific research challenges those assumptions. "Our global approaches to agriculture are critical. To begin, close to one billion people are malnourished and many more are finding it difficult to feed their families as food prices increase. But is large-scale industrial farming the answer?"

Suzuki is a respected Canadian author and environmental scientist who received the Right Livelihood Award in 2009.