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Blueprint to Feed the World Without GMOs
Biotech companies often claim that the only way to feed the world is through GMO crops. In a report released today, EWG refutes that claim and lays out a blueprint on how to feed the world without them.
“Biotech companies and proponents of conventional, industrial agriculture have touted genetically engineered crops (often called GE or GMOs) as the key to feeding a more populous, wealthier world, but recent studies show that this promise has fallen flat. To date, genetically engineered crops have not substantially improved global food security. Meanwhile, strategies that take advantage of what we already know about using resources and crops more efficiently have shown the potential to double food supplies while reducing agriculture’s environmental impact.”
Read the more about the report, Feeding the World Without GMOs, here.
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Tweet of the Day
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