As an organic farmer, one individual has always been open to new technologies and believes that genetic engineering presents an opportunity for sustainable farming practices. He is disappointed by the lack of scientific perspective in the political debate on climate protection and believes that genetic engineering could help reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides, making farming methods more precise and adaptable to climate change.
In his view, genetic engineering should not be viewed as a threat to organic farming but as a way to improve it. However, he is concerned about the potential increase in farmers’ dependence on large seed producers due to patents and regulatory requirements. Despite this concern, he advocates for seed producers to be able to make money from their breeding efforts while politicians provide the right framework conditions for ethical use of genetic engineering.
In other news, Austria has long claimed to be GMO-free, but genetic engineering is still common in medicine and imports of genetically modified soybeans for animal feed. There are also no declaration requirements for genetically modified food additives. Moving on from agriculture, small business owners looking for software recommendations can consider options such as accounting software, inventory management tools, SaaS company strategies, customer success practices, and popular examples.