Longtime global organic farm leader and Regeneration International Director, Dr. Andre Leu, writes:
“Recently there have been a series of articles stating that Sri Lanka’s economic chaos was caused by the government forcing the country to go organic.
These articles' familiar false narratives, untruths, and language style show that they were written spin doctors from a PR company employed by pesticide/big agriculture cartels. They were cut and pasted by poor-quality journalists who did not fact-check.
The narrative was that the government forced farmers to become organic by banning chemical fertilizers. This caused crop failures and food shortages which caused the riots, causing economic chaos.
This is a distortion of the truth by falsely connecting the dots…”