India has chosen GMO’s to feed its population

Wheat field in the Thar desert, India.

In a country where the population is increasing by 20 millions every year, GMO’s are considered by the indian political leaders as a solution to maintain the food self-sufficiency. Vegetable and cereal productions have reached a maximum yield level. So, GMO cotton ( despite of mitigated and controversial results…) is already cultivated and the government supports the production of genetically engineered food seeds. Eggplants and tomatoes are tested and should be produced soon. As well as rice, the main food in India. Yet, many cotton producers whose seeds had been provided by Monsanto, the U.S. giant of the agrobusiness, have had disastrous results since decade. In central India, many farmers have even killed themselves because they were trapped in debts. So, many Indians  now are less enthusiasts; they are wondering if GMO’s are a good choice.

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