Biotech should be central to food security

The following is an edited excerpt.

Scientists worldwide believe that genetic engineering should play a central role in meeting the growing global demand for food, says Jon Entine, founder of the Genetic Literacy Project.

“Modern conventional technology alone is not enough,” Entine said June 4 at the Cato Institute. By 2050,  Entine added, the world’s farmers will need to produce 70 percent to 100 percent more food than they do today.

“We can have organic gardens. That’s a great choice for some of us in affluent countries. But if you are a citizen of the world … organic farming simply will not feed enough children,”

Read the original article in its entirety: Biotechnology Should Be Central to Food Security, Researcher Says


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