The Nanotech Land Grab

More grist to the anti nano mill will be the news that nanotechnology will “displace farmers from their natural habitat” according to the Shivalik Area Kisan Sangharsh Samiti who are opposing the creation of India’s Nano City (planned by Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia).

Actually it is more related to land speculation than nanotech, but it brings back memories of the claims of the ETC group that nanomaterials would put developing world farmers out of business by reducing demand for cotton and rubber – something 50 years of polymers has failed to do.

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