the concept originated in anticipation of food scarcity. Fertile agricultural lands are being acquired for industrialization by the government, and how can we expect the farmers to grow more at lesser land ? Safety and efficacy of GM crops should be established before we listen to any MNC paid scientists who support them.
We deserve only poison. because we never protest when poor farmer's firtile land is aquired for industrial usage, and thousands of them commit suicide. facilities given to them hardly reaches them. Central government declared loan waiver to farmers to the extent of pending loan instalment. those farmers who defaulted in payment for years got the benefit.
My dad, who was promptly repaying the loans could get only 750 Rs as waiver, though he had a loan of over 2.5 lakhs. this is the price for being honest in this country.
moreover, in india, Law of demand applies only to middlemen, not to the farmers. When the price of Tor Dal was 100+ in karnataka, farmers were getting less than 30 rupees a K.G.
Sorry for diversion from topic, as i felt that people who discuss here do really bother about these issues.