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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Comparative analysis of GMO policies in south east asia

Embracing Sustainable Agriculture in Southeast Asia

As we navigate the global landscape of food production, it's crucial to spotlight sustainability efforts, especially regarding GMO food policies in Southeast Asia. 


 A leader in sustainable practices, Thailand has implemented strict regulations on GMOs, balancing agricultural innovation with environmental preservation. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Thailand's sustainable farming initiatives have contributed to a 20% reduction in environmental impact.


With a growing population, Vietnam focuses on enhancing agricultural productivity. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reports that embracing genetically modified crops has increased yield by 15%, ensuring food security without compromising the environment.


 Striving for a balance between agricultural development and environmental conservation, Indonesia has established guidelines for responsible GMO use. The Indonesian Agency of Agricultural Research and Development emphasizes the importance of sustainable practices to meet the rising demand for food.


Recognizing the potential benefits of genetically modified crops, Malaysia emphasizes research-driven policies. The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) indicates that GMO adoption has contributed to a 10% reduction in pesticide use, promoting eco-friendly farming.


A pioneer in biotechnology, the Philippines has integrated GMOs to address food security challenges. The Department of Agriculture notes a 25% increase in crop yield, showcasing the positive impact of genetically modified crops on agricultural sustainability.

Let's continue the dialogue on sustainable agriculture, keeping in mind the diverse approaches within Southeast Asia. 

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