Modern Agriculture and Erosion of Biodiversity
Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
Date and Time
11 October 2012 13:15 - 14:45
The rapid depletion of agrodiversity with Green Revolution has become much more severe after the advent of Genetic Engineering. India which is a home of cotton lost all its desi cotton varieties as they got relaced by inter specific and intra specific hybrids. After the release of Bt cotton, all the cotton varieties and hybrids got replaced with Bt cotton hybrids with only two or three genetic backgrounds. Given this situation, the other crops native to India like Rice, Brinjal, Pulses, castor and several others in which Genetic Engineering is being attempted will have a serious impact on the diversity of the crops. The event will focus on bringing focus on the impact of modern agriculture on eroding biodiversity and impacting livelihoods.