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3) Agriculture is possibly the most environmentally destructive human activity, high yields coupled with lower greenhouse gas emissions, which GM crops have been proven to provide, are absolutely essential for a sustainable future. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Topic Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.

3) Agriculture is possibly the most environmentally destructive human activity, high yields coupled with lower greenhouse gas emissions, which GM crops have been proven to provide, are absolutely essential for a sustainable future. Critically analyse. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article argues for the benefits that GM crops have for India.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must weigh the pros and cons of GM crops and use of such technology in doubling farmer’s income. One must justify in what way using GM crops is more of a boon than bane.

Directive:

Critically analyzeWhen asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Describe first the context of question. 

Body:

The answer discussion should have the following aspects discussed in detail:

How do GM crops increase yield?

How do GMOs benefit farmers?

Can GMOs improve food security?

What are the roles of GMO in agricultural industry?

Explain if GM Crops Increase Farmer Profits and Environmental Sustainability?

Quote facts and figures from various reports and form a balanced and fair opinion.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a positive note.

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