India’s Organic Rice Revolution Proves GMOs Are Unnecessary*

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India’s Organic Rice Revolution Proves GMOs Are Unnecessary*

By Whitney Webb

Farmers in India’s poorest region are recording record rice yields by growing organically, debunking once and for all the myth that GMOs are necessary to feed the world’s growing population.

In a world with an ever-increasing human population, increased food production is of obvious concern.

With the world population projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, many people, especially those with connections to biotechnology and agrochemical companies, say that genetically modified food (GMO) is necessary in order to satisfy increased global demand for food.

However, do we really need GMOs to feed the world?

The unbiased scientific evidence strongly suggests that the answer is no. Genetically modified foods do not increase yields and often damage nearby crops that aren’t genetically engineered to resist herbicides, causing them to actually reduce regional yields.

Even the U.S. Department…

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