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A Faint Light from Golden Rice

As someone who has for many years pursued a deep interest in the business and economics of agriculture and food, one of the greatest frustrations and disappointments is the organized, systematic opposition to nearly all the scientific and technical advances in food and agricultural production during the past two decades. The use of biogenetics in crop and food production has been a particular target. Groups claim to defend the environment and save the population by attacking “unsafe” genetically modified food products. Led by Greenpeace, they have managed to attract considerable support (and donations) through their emotional appeals to convince everyday consumers to avoid foods produced from genetically modified ingredients. T...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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