“We need to shift away from GM”

 Malawian woman with local seeds

“The world continues to demand and rely on non-GM crops, with more than 97% of farmland producing non-GM food.

The ISAAA report reveals that in many countries the appeal of GM crops is waning, and the growth they claim is heavily dependent on a handful of countries. Claims that GM crops are benefitting poor farmers do not stand up to close scrutiny.

What the world needs is a rethink about how we apply our money and brain power. We need to shift away from expensive GM models geared to intensive, high carbon production systems towards agroecological methods that use local natural resources and harness the combined knowledge of farmers and scientists to produce crops without wrecking the planet.” Pete Riley, GM Freeze. Read more.

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