Rice Farmers Planting Rice, Banaue, Philippines.
The Banaue rice terraces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terraces were declared a GE free zone, by the provincial government in 2009.
'Golden' rice has been in development for almost 20 years and has still not made any impact on the prevalence of VAD (vitamin A deficiency). Not only has it failed to have any impact on VAD while using money and resources that could have been...
Thailand is the largest exporter of rice in the world, and
the Thai rice industry is therefore heavily dependent on
the perceptions of its export customers. An unintended
release of GE rice would disrupt Thailand’s rice grain
The introduction of genetic engineering (GE) in plant breeding has been accompanied by the expansion of patent monopolies.
Human-induced climate change is resulting in less and more
erratic rainfall, especially in regions where food security is very low. The poor in rural and dry areas will suffer the most and will require cheap and accessible strategies to adapt to...
This case study shows the economic stability and benefit for Indian farmers of farming cotton organically and without genetic engineering and toxic chemicals.
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