This news on the front page of the Times of India yesterday , was enough to send jitters ……. Despite international concerns over the consumption of GM food crops , our government has been stupid enough to implement this.The reason they give is ‘The promoters of GM crops, however, argue that in India, which needs to raise agricultural output to feed the growing population, it would be impossible to overlook the promise of GM foods in meeting these demands. ‘[FoodNBeverage News] . The promoters are earning at the expense of the health of the people . The entire principle of nature of Survival of the Fittest crumbles down with this decision . This goverment has already done enough damage and has screwed the idea of merit by introducing reservation in education in top institutes like the IIT’s when the solution towards upbringing of the so called backward classes was to focus on better primary education / secondary education which are stepping stones to nurturing their minds to cope up with stuff they learn at IIT , etc . Now they are doing so with veggies , something thats highly unacceptable. The problem of inadequate food supplies is due to a pathetic system of distribution and not inadequate generation of crops. Also organic farming is a very viable and long term solution to the food crisis ( if any ) in terms of quantity and quality . Why cant the goverment think straight and improve the bloody distribution system or adopt organic farming instead of going all the way around and taking such measures ? I really cant figure out …..And where are all the celebrities who rally for not so important issues like legalising gay relationships ? Dont you guys care about what you eat ??????
Read this for a better insight into why GM food crops wont help solve the hunger problem or for that matter any problem .
Also go through this study -> here .