Want a better world? You can’t look at GMOs in isolation

09/12/2013 11:08

By Jonathan Bogais

The Philippines (also known as the rice-bowl of Southeast Asia) has become a test bed for genetically modified (GM) crops. Proponents argue GM grains and vegetables can improve the life of farmers and malnourished locals. But is this technical approach the right one? Does it take account of the bigger picture, of a socio-political model that keeps many people in poverty? [Read more] ...