A renowned environmentalist is in Saskatoon today to give a talk about the future of agriculture in a growing world.
Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore said a century ago most of the world’s people were needed to grow food. Now less than five per cent are involved in food production.
“One Saskatchewan farmer feeds 155 people. There is only one reason for that and its the application of science and technology,” told John Gormley on Thursday.
Despite advancements such as genetically-modified seeds to grow better crops, some environmental groups are against the methods of the science.
But Moore, an environmentalist himself rejects that way of thinking saying he has seen first hand how science and technology has moved the world forward from a peasant lifestyle to a modern society.
“I’ve been going to Mexico for 45 years and I’ve seen that country develop to a modern economy. They’ve got a long way to go as many countries do, but the whole world is moving to towards the adoptions of science and technology.”
Moore said his environmental policy is based squarely on science and logic. He believes that too much of today’s “pop-environmentalism” is filled with sensationalism, misinformation, and fear.
The free lecture at the Neatby Timlin Theatre begins at 7 p.m.