Why GMOs Won’t Feed the World

Check out this recent article by Diet for a Hot Planet author and State of the World 2011 contributing author, Anna Lappé.

Sustinable farming practices can often bring the same benefits of GMOs, without the environmental costs. (Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

The article discusses how alternatives to GMO technology, such as “sustainable intensification”, are less expensive and better for the environment. “By definition, sustainable intensification means producing abundant food while reducing agriculture’s negative impacts on the environment. Sustainable farming has many other co-benefits as well, including improving the natural environment by increasing soil carbon content, protecting watersheds and biodiversity, and decreasing the human health risks from exposures to toxic chemicals,” according to Lappé.

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