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Even if there were no potential risks (see Related Care2 Stories below) associated with genetic engineering, the industrial approach to agriculture would not ultimately be sustainable. It views agriculture as discrete from its surroundings rather than intimately connected and responsible to the broader environment.
The UNEP report, prepared in partnership with the International Water Management Institute, identifies three things that must change: how we view our ecosystem assets, how we manage water resources in river basins and how we approach food production. They list the steps to take to shift intensive-farming practices to an integrated approach that can ensure both food security and a sustainable ecosystem.
An Ecosystems Services Approach to Water and Food Security is an attractive, readable and intelligent document to share with politicians, aid organizations, philanthropist, and any decision-makers whose policies direct the future of agriculture.
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