Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Store Wars

Join the Organic Rebellion...Learn the ways of the farm

Store Wars a mini-movie about a small band of organic vegetable puppets -- Cuke Skywalker, Ham Solo, Chewbroccoli and wise old Obi Wan Cannoli...I work for an Agro-Chemical, so I found it hilarious...thought it was a timely offering.

Cheers
B

Click here to use the farm...Store Wars

7 comments:

Mel T. said...

Agro Chemical like fertilizers and pesticides? Or like biotech/GM foods?

What's your take on GM foods? And on the Organic revolution?

dturk said...

i cant believe someone actually \posted that here. such a geek such a geek....

Bretto said...

Mel - We make fungicides, pesticides and herbicides...

I work in global marketing here..took position here with an open mind and in my short time here would say that whilst I can understand the organic revolution, I have been exposed to the sales side and the grower/farmer perspective. At the end of the day the products sold ensure a bigger yield - better for farmers and more food is available cheaper for consumers.

Today, with improved tech & knowledge, a lot is done to ensure that products made today protect the environment and end user.

As for GM foods, I think there is so much potential for increasing the worlds food supply (and not enough is being done).

If it is only plant genes being changed, I am cool with that. I think it is something that needs to happen. When you start playing with animal genes this is another matter.

Disclaimer - I am a marketing grad and have limited scope, this is more a topic for the biologists out there - I can offer only my opinion.


And dturk, what can I say - star wars rocks man (ok, episode's 1 & 2 were crap, but hopefully 3 will restore the franchise)...

Devrim said...

Actually instead of looking into GM food perhaps it would be better for the governments of developed countries to stop paying to have large quanties of agricultural crops destroyed / not planted (done in order to keep prices at certain levels). Subsidies could be revisited too. Just a thought!

Bretto said...

The thing is, most of the power for this lies with the govt.'s, the coy's at the end of the day are here to make a buck...

Government protection - now its a topic for the economist majors....



Side note: Interesting fact: To get a new product to market in agro-chem, can take 7 - 10 years, understandably its heavily regulated...

sakit said...

Gov. subsidies for developed nation agrobusiness and trade barriers - that's definitely a huge part of why food doesn't get distributed fairly.

I wouldn't diss GM foods all together though. There's been success in China with high yield rice that repels insects without pesticides. Basic nutrients can also be infused to boost nutrition levels.

The difficulty is that it takes time to prove their safety and adaptability to the different environment. (I'm not championing GM foods with open arms either)

hotdog said...

Also, organic farming struggles to be economically viable - you need a market that is willing to pay a premium for organic produce to compensate for the lower yields. And yes, Brett is a geek.