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🇱🇰 Sri Lanka's 2021 anti-GMO hysteria and organic farming disaster

(2023) Sri Lanka’s disastrous ‘green’ embrace of anti-GMO hysteria When ex-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa banned GMO in 2021, agricultural production quickly dropped by 40%. When he fled the country due to riots in July, 7 out of 10 families were cutting down on food, and 1.7 million Lankan children risked dying from malnutrition. Source: Genetic Literacy Project (PDF backup)

(2022) Anti-GMO Groups Deflect Blame for Sri Lanka's Economic Disaster Sri Lanka ran an evil experiment on its citizens last year. Under the sway of organic-food and anti-GMO activists, the government banned imports of synthetic pesticides and enforced a transition of the country to all-organic agriculture, leaving the vast majority of farmers without access to the vital tools they use to grow the crops their country depends on. Source: The American Council on Science (PDF backup)

President Flees the Country

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The irony of ironies. An institution which across the globe has been acknowledged as anti-people, elitist and responsible for increasing poverty, misery and destitution across dozens of countries, is now being seen as the only saviour for the people in 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka.

(2023) 'Only option to emerge from crisis is to seek the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)' Sri Lanka President said on economic collapse. Source: 🇮🇳 Mint
(2012) Hungary Throws Out GMO AND the IMF Hungary's PM Victor Orbán had thrown GMO giant Monsanto out of the country, going as far as to plow under 1000 acres of land. It's remarkably hard to find sources on this, ironically. It’s even harder, even more ironically, to find anything that mentions the Wikileaks report on the connections between the US government and the GMO industry and the sanctions imposed on Hungary through the IMF. Source: The Automatic Earth (2012) US to Start Trade Wars with Nations Opposed to GMO Source: Natural Society anti-GMO activism WikiLeaks: US targets opponents of GM crops: Eat GMOs! or We'll Cause Pain The cables show US diplomats working directly for GM companies such as Monsanto and Bayer.
Opponents of GMO punished with retaliation and pain.

Planned Legislation for GMO

US report on GMO crop cultivation legislation in Sri Lanka US report on GMO crop cultivation legislation in Sri Lanka

(2023) US report confirms GMO food production in Sri Lanka The United States and Sri Lanka have a mutually beneficial agricultural trade relationship. The import of Genetic Engineered (GE) crops and animals was worth $179 million in 2021. However, Sri Lanka does not yet export GMO products to the United States. A draft legal framework for Biosecurity legislation for the enactment of the National Biosecurity Act is with the Legal Draftsman's Department and is awaiting the approval of the Attorney General and the Cabinet. Source: | Document of United States Department of Agriculture

Organic Farming

A Sri Lankan source indicates that the reason for empty Government coffers was primarily caused by the sprinkling of generous subsidies for personal gain. Such profound unethical behaviour during a 100% organic farming experiment is illogical.

(2023) Is the organic farming policy the cause of Sri Lanka's economic crisis? What is the truth? For political gain they sprinkled subsidies to various departments. That has become a major cause of empty coffers. At present, the government has no money even to pay the salaries of the government employees. Source: Vitakan (PDF backup)

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The organic farming failure causes resistance to GMO agriculture to be weakened.

During the GMO ban, Sri Lanka was cultivating GMO food, awaiting legislation for planned commercialization in 2023, and imported $179 million USD worth of GMO food.

The president claimed that the IMF is the only solution for the economic collapse with a $2.9 billion USD bailout, while the IMF has been involved in the enforcing of GMO in other countries through economic sanctions.

The president behaved unethically and emptied the state coffers, which is not in line with the ethical character of a 100% organic farming experiment.