|Will Genetic Engineering feed the Hungry?|
No agricultural revolution has ever solved the problem of world hunger. Hunger is a social and political problem and not a problem of production techniques. There is more than enough food for everybody in the world today.
Genetic engineering may actually lead to more food insecurity and hunger because it will encourage the planting of monocultures, highly vulnerable to disease and pests, and it will make farmers more dependent on multinational companies that will demand payment for the patented GM-plants and seeds, and for chemicals and fertilizers.
GMO-agriculture is the continuation of industrialized agriculture with all its known problems in an even more threatening dimension. Through unequal promotion of an industrialized GMO-agriculture the natural resources for all our food – biodiversity, healthy soils and clean water – will be further destroyed
IFOAM GMO Brochure -The facts and the fiction, from bees and carrots 4 stories, your questions our answers
Genetically Modified vs. Organic
IFOAM Organic World Congress Module: 'Organic agriculture & Food security/ Sovereignty' -2008 conference topics with related papers.
Louise M. Luttikolt: Feeding the World; Organic Perspective on the Current Hunger Crisis. - Published in 2008. Please scroll to page 9.
The FAO conference on Organic Agriculture and Food Security, May 2007 identified organic agriculture's potential and limits in addressing the food security challenge, including conditions required for its success through the analysis of existing information in different agro-ecological areas of the world.
The University of Michigan: ‘Organic Agriculture and the Global Food Supply’ -a scenario study, comparing yields of organic versus conventional,a global dataset of almost 300 examples, and estimated the average yield ratio in 10 food categories for the developed and the developing world.
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