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  • SolsticeFarmer's picture
    SolsticeFarmer
    09.07.2014
    In developing countries....like India....thousands of farmers have killed themselves because of LACK of production from GM crops....and they prefer death and a government payout to watching their families starve. I am an actual organic farmer and REAL sustainability expert....and don't believe the lies being pandered on this sight. There are no GM crops more effective than organic no till methods and the addition of organic material from soil.....ironic that this expert mentions everything they learn from organics is being applied to GM farming.....when they are diametrically opposed and completely non-compatable. GM by its very nature REQUIRES pesticides.
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      Community Manager
      09.08.2014
      Hi SolsticeFarmer, thanks for contributing to the discussion on GMO Answers! As always, we invite you to submit any question(s) you may have related to biotechnology in agriculture at http://www.gmoanswers.com/ask.

      We wanted to share a few responses on GMO Answers that are related to your comment. This response from Janice Person, social media director at Monsanto Company, provides some context to the tragic farmer suicide problem in India at http://gmoanswers.com/ask/uk%E2%80%99s-daily-mail-reports-an%C2%A0estimated-125000-farmers-have-committed-suicide%C2%A0because-crop-failure. You can hear from V. Ravichandran, a farmer in India about the application of GM crops for food security at http://gmoanswers.com/ask/how-are-you-suppose-help-our-world-wide-famine-issue-if-your-policy-around-gmo-seeds-cause-price. There are quite a few responses on GMO Answers related to sustainability, yield, soil health and other aspects of GM crop production. We wanted to share this response from agricultural economist Graham Brookes, which provides context to the environmental impacts of GM crops: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/how-are-you-suppose-help-our-world-wide-famine-issue-if-your-policy-around-gmo-seeds-cause-price.

      We welcome your questions and thoughts!
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