Challenging the Flawed Premise Behind Pushing GMOs into Indian Agriculture

by Colin Todhunter, published on Countercurrents, January 17, 2020 A common claim is that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are essential to agriculture if we are to feed an ever-growing global population. Supporters of genetically engineered (GE) crops argue that by increasing productivity and yields, this technology will also help boost farmers’ incomes and lift many out of poverty. Although in[…]

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GMOs, Global Agribusiness And The Destruction of Choice

by Colin Todhunter, originally published on CounterCurrents Blog One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have an ideological agenda. The narrative is that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies, including GM crops. Before addressing this issue, we[…]

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