India ranks at number 102 out of 117 countries on the Global Hunger Index. This number is much worse than our neighbors Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, or Nepal, which do much better at ranks 86, 67, 68, 72, respectively.
Scientists are now able to accelerate the development of plant varieties for high productivity urban farming. The genetic engineering (by gene editing) of such plants is focused on faster maturity, compact, dense and short plants, and higher yield.
In shocking news, Niti Aayog says that hunger is up in over 20 Indian states in the last 2-3 years. 2006 to 2016 saw a steady decrease in poverty and hunger in India. It is astonishing to me why it would increase again.
What’s common between Gros Michel and Cavendish? And how does it affect you? Both are varieties of banana.
Unlike in the developed world, the Indian government lacks the law enforcement strength to police the farms. India also lacks the supply chain monitoring capability to track and regulate food supply. This is clear from the widespread food safety issues. It is also clear from episodes like the illegal GM