Experts at the Modern Biotechnology in Indian Agriculture press conference this week expressed the importance of agricultural biotechnology to India’s food security, pointing out that “agricultural biotechnology would modernise agriculture, increase crop yield, enhance the livelihood of farmers and make food affordable.”
“People in developing countries spend 50 to 80 percent of their income on food and depend on agriculture for their living. So lower food prices are critical. However, there are still many opposing agricultural biotechnology, which is proven to give higher yield and is safe for humans, animal, and environment,” said C. Kameswara Rao of the Foundation for Biotechnology Awareness and Education (FBAE) in Bangalore.
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