6 December 2018 | By Jonathan R. Latham, PhD | T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies
However, on account of the Gates Foundation’s heavy-handed efforts to control the development agenda, not everyone is convinced.
If it doesn’t ask the farmers what they need, however, who does a development foundation ask? The answer, says the Gates Foundation, is science. The Gates Foundation has nailed its flag to the mast of big data and scientific rigor. It has aggressively pursued scientific data collection as the key to effective action in health care, education, and now agriculture.
The problem with science, however, is that it is dissonant and contradictory. Scientific literature overflows with competing paradigms and answers for how to best help small farmers.
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