The demand for food in the world will continue to grow and these nuts, couples with the organic nuts, stand in the way of pretty much every innovation in the area of improving production.
Improving production at what cost though? They are biased, but I think all the recent anti-factory-food documentaries make a pretty good case for over processed food being at the heart of our obesity epidemic and the related health problems. I think we've hit a point of diminishing returns in food production efficiency. I don't have a problem with GMO foods conceptually, but they are being modified to lower production cost without consideration to the effects on nutrition. Basically they are growing food that needs to be processed less, which saves money, but letting the body process the foods instead of the factory is what keeps us from eating too much crap and getting fat and diabetic.
I also have become anti-Monsanto. Normally I have no problem with big business beating Mom and Pop and I've defended Walmart many times here, but Monsanto's shameful abuse of our legal system is reducing the variety in seeds in our food supply which I consider a potential threat to our food supply.
This post was edited on 3/29 at 2:32 pm