The upside of Frankenfood: Can GM crops reduce global food insecurity?

| | May 16, 2012
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Last month, when I summarized the views of Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard, on the potential of genetically modified crops to improve Africa’s agricultural productivity, many reader comments complained that the post was one-sided — a valid criticism — so today I thought I would look at this topic again. My own thoughts on GM crops are influenced by the reality that by 2050, the world will likely have another two billion mouths to feed and face an estimated 70 percent increase in global food demand.

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