Let's talk about smart investments.
The golden rule of successful investing is diversification. Over-investing in one area is not only risky, but also decreases the likelihood of a successful future return.
The same investment philosophy is as true in food as it is in finance.
Our public tax dollars are over-invested in agricultural biotechnology, which is primarily focused on developing genetically engineered or GMO crops. Over a three-year period, agricultural biotech research received 70 times more in federal funds than organic plant breeding.
Let's put aside the debate over whether genetic engineering has shown any true returns - other than the sale of more herbicides. Let's simply ask: Why are we putting all of our proverbial eggs in a biotech basket?