Pressure on the world’s food supply is constantly increasing due to population growth, changing diets and government policies promoting biofuels. Current estimates suggest that by 2050 the food demand will be twice what it was in 2005. Biotech companies have strongly promoted the idea that genetically engineered (GE) crops are the key to “feeding the world”. According to Environmental Working Group , recent studies show that this promise has fallen flat.
The contribution of GE crops to global food security has not been substantial. Most of the investments in genetically engineered crops end up feeding animals and cars, not people. Moreover, there are many concerns about potential environmental and health risks associated with GE crops. For instance, they may spread undesirable traits to weeds, generate new allergens and toxins, or harm animals that consume them.
Biotech companies accurately argue that 70 percent of the poor are farmers and improved crop yields could eradicate poverty. However, the key limit of productivity of small farmers is the lack of basic recourses such as fertilizers, water and the infrastructure. In developing countries about a third of all food goes to waste due to the absence of storage facilities or inability to transport the food to the market.
Relying on improved yields from GE crops alone will fail to meet the future food demand. Therefore, at Natural Habitats we are committed to the production of organic food, preserving the original habitats and enhancing biodiversity. Moreover, we encourage and empower small farm holders with premium prices, training and proactive support. Also, visits and advisory from agronomist are organized in order to solve production problems and increase production yields.
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250 ml fresh orange juice.
Natural Products Expo is largest and the most important trade show on the east coast and Natural Habitats is delighted to be a part of it;
Natural Habitats is eager to meet, connect and engage with like-minded businesses and customers that share our credo of sustainable and organic production for a more responsible and social world;
Natural Habitats is excited to see the mixture of different cultures at the Natural Products Expo and learn more about their heritage and typical products;
We are really excited to showcase our Natural Habitats products on our booth (number #2222) and to hear your opinion about them using the hashtags #nh #redpalmoilnh.