Companies and organizations promoting GMO foods often take advantage of this technology to increase crop yields. However, farmers in India have created an organic rice revolution without the need for GMOs.
Before this revolution took place, farmers in India followed GMO agriculture and got bad results. GMO technology is not as productive as advertising propaganda but has a negative impact on the surrounding crops. As a result, the productivity of the whole region decreased.
The key ingredient in GMO agriculture is glyphosate herbicides, which have a severe effect on other crops and are also carcinogenic. Thus, India’s farmers, after long periods of pursuit of GMO agriculture, were in debt.
Many of them are forced to switch to organic farming and they are unlikely to increase productivity. For one hectare, the Sumant Kumar family produced 22.4 tonnes of rice.
Genetically modified agriculture is overshadowed in India.
This figure far exceeds that achieved by GMO companies. The secret of Mr. Kumar and his peers is that they use the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method. This is a new method of growing rice.
This method has a number of cultivation techniques such as the wide spacing between the square rice, the pollinated natural rice, not to flood the field as traditional methods, using rotary grass , … These techniques have helped farmers to adapt to weather conditions difficult to predict, from which the rice yield increased.
It can be seen that organic farming can completely replace GMO technology with lower costs, higher productivity, better human health and better environmental protection.