GM food production increasing

| | September 17, 2012
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The future in feeding the projected more than 9 billion world population by 2050 will require doubling the world’s food production, according to the most accepted projections.

Increased yield per acre/hectare in crop production is definitely necessary because farmland is limited and even shrinking. 

What continues to be the most controversial question is whether farmers and ranchers can double food production without the world embracing genetically modified (GM) food production. Even though it has been about 20 years since the introduction of GM crops, expansion of biotech foods has been slow.

According to the International Service for the Acquisition of AgriBiotech Application (ISAAA), as of 2011, there were still only a few direct consumption GM foods being grown. But GM crops have started to increase more rapidly in the last five years as more research is being initiated or completed and governments are coming to grips with how to register GM crops.

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