The crops traditional have beaten the GMOs. In Bihar they registered record rice harvests without the use of GMO seeds and the use of herbicides. The Bihar is located in the south of Nepal and is one of the poorest states in India, it is here that thanks to the commitment of local farmers it was possible to transform a poorly productive land into a real one "white mine“, There were over 22 tons of harvest per hectare of cultivated land.
If 22 tons per hectare seems like a few ... you don't have a sense of proportion! It is a world record, a real affront to multinationals and companies promoting theuse of GMOs.
Rice cultivation. How was it possible to get a collected so profitable?
When it comes to rice cultivation reference is made to numerous techniques. In Madagascar, for example, in 2006 the rice cultivation in paddy fields integrated with fish farming. In 2012, again in Madagascar, the rice cultivation rain in place of the one from paddy field: for the cultivation of paddy fields it is necessary to wait for the rainy season - from November to May - and only one crop can be obtained, while the rainy rice can be sown directly on the field and grow only with rain.
The technique used by the Indian farmers of Bihar has its roots in the lands of Madagascar. This is the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). The technique, tested for the first time in 1983, allows the increase of rice harvest with a notable water saving. The SRI methodology, in India, aims to feed the world population without the aid of GMOs.
Studies conducted on the consumption of GMOs they have repeatedly questioned their healthiness, moreover, with the GMOsadequate crop increases would not be obtained; a double defeat, on the one hand a potential harmful food is produced and on the other, with more natural techniques, more abundant crops would be obtained.
There System of Rice Intensification it is a completely natural, economical and simple methodology. It includes the use of a reduced amount of water and involves transplanting the plants when they are still very young. Other changes must be made at the time of planting with the need to leave more space between one rice plant and another to allow greater development of the root system. The result obtained with the cultivation of Bihar it frees Indian farmers from buying expensive seeds GMOs.