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Viewpoint: Experts urge India to embrace technology in pursuit of food security

| October 24, 2019

In India, farming is being held back by the efforts of activists like philosopher Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., who charge $40,000 per speech to tell Western audiences that more science in their country is bad.

Experts argue just the opposite, it is instead activism holding India back that has made farmers less able to to compete in a global market.

…. India is the largest producer of milk, and many grains, in the entire world, argues Divakaran Padma Kumar Pillay, but food security is lacking because environmental groups scare them about technology, and that keeps them from helping the millions of Indian people suffering with malnutrition. Food is a strategic resource. With cheap, plentiful food, all cultures turn to education, art, and science. India should be setting the pace, but unlike American farmers, Indians are not as educated. And government often places environmental claims and big city economics over food security.

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