Ravi Khetrapal

GM agriculture imperative to maintain food production

agricultureIt would not be possible for the world, especially countries like India that have limited resources and huge populations, to maintain food production without genetically modified (GM) crops technology, industry experts hinted.

Ravi Khetrapal, regional director at Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI), said that a judicious use of plant biotechnology could enable farmers to grow more food on the same amount of land.

He said that it was the use of higher yielding biotech crops that allowed the world to maintain food production between 1996 and 2010.

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