‘Time to get food system back’: Farmers locked in pesticide treadmill bring no yield

Giftoftruth Southern Africa

Published time: October 12, 2013 03:46

AFP Photo / Michael UrbanAFP Photo / Michael Urban
Giant agro business chemical firms have taken the food system hostage with the industrial agricultural approach, Colin O’Neil, director of government affairs for Center for Food Safety told RT.

He argues that nature is pushing back this approach that has an overall negative effect on the economy.  The industrial agricultural approach, O’Neil argues would not solve food problems, but regionally adapted farming systems show promise.

RT: You’ve been fighting against Monsanto for a long time – but they rebuff all accusations of GM food being in any way harmful, what’s there to suggest otherwise?

Colin O’Neil: There is a lot of evidence to suggest that there is a sincere harm and also inadequate studies been done.

RT: GM foods are the key to solving the world’s food problems as the population continues to grow…that’s a fair argument?

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