THE TOP AGRICULTURAL BREAKTHROUGHS OF 2007


SUSTAINABILITY
NEWS OF THE WEEK:

Although
the biotech industry and our indentured corporate mass media
would have us believe that recent scientific advances in
food and farming are derived from genetic engineering and
chemicals, according to UK-based GM Watch, the real breakthroughs
in farming in 2007 came from organic and sustainable agriculture:

1)
In 2007 a deluge of new scientific studies from a wide variety
of institutions indicate that in comparison to genetically
modified (GM) crops, organic agriculture can better feed
the world, reduce global warming, provide greater nutrition,
and boost the economy. Digesting new research on the topic,
the United Nations announced that organic agriculture is
the best way to feed the world and help stabilize the climate.

2)
A wide range of new, non-GM crops over the last year are
bringing hope to farmers around the world. Some of these
include:
– A wheat variety that can withstand high salinity in soil,
thereby opening up vast tracks of land previously considered
"dead".
– Non-GM corn and rice varieties that can tolerate droughts.
– Indian
farmers find traditional cotton varieties to be much more
stress-resistant than GM cotton.
– Iron fortified non-GMO maize strain reduces anemia rates
in children.
-Discovery of non-GM variety of allergen-free peanut.

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