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What agro-ecological alternatives exist to GMOs in Europe?

Agro-ecological alternatives to GMOs in Europe prioritise restoring ecosystems while maintaining agricultural productivity. Practices such as integrated pest management (IPM) reduce pesticide use by rotating crops, preventing pest resistance, and improving crop resilience. These methods align with the goal of reducing pesticide use by 50% by 2030, as outlined in the Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy. Non-chemical weed management approaches, including those used by organic farmers and integrated weed management (IWM) practitioners, offer effective weed control without herbicides like glyphosate. Mainstream adoption of these tools, coupled with support from EU and member state funding, can facilitate the transition towards sustainable agriculture. By prioritising ecosystem restoration, and implementing agroecological farming, Europe can achieve agricultural sustainability without relying on GMOs or excessive chemical inputs.

Keywords: gmo, genetic modification, gm foods, gm crops, sustainable farming, eco friendly farming

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