Francisco Javier Fernandez, spanish farmer: "The demagoguery of environmentalists is harming millions of European farmers"

27.05.2013

Fundacion Antama

Published on 27 May 2013

The Andalusian farmer Francisco Javier Fernandez, member of the Association PROBIO, spoke with Antama Foundation about the situation of Spanish and European agriculture and the role of GM crops. In his analysis he criticizes that agricultural biotechnology is being treated as a political issue.

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His justification shows the current situation in Spain and the rest of the world. The relationship between farmers adopting this technology and the companies selling the seeds is like any other. Farmers will always choose the type of seed that can best defend their interests. This demagoguery is harming the interests of millions of European farmers.

The full article is available, in Spanish, here