Gallery: English Farmers Believe Genetically Modified Foods Will Solve ...


Farmers at the Oxford Farming Conference told The Guardian that raising genetically modified food crops will make them more resilient to the effects of climate change. 2012 was the wettest year on record in England and many farmers suffered enormous losses as a result. Keen to remain globally competitive, they are convinced that GMO crops will be more drought, flood and disease-resistant. But environmentalists warn that GMOs will not bolster resilience and that organic and agro-ecological systems are a much safer bet.

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