Biotechnology at the center of this year’s World Food Prize symposium

It is an intriguing question, and some potential answers may readily come to mind: Discovering the New World; going to the moon; conquering cancer; preventing nuclear war?

But to me, the single greatest challenge in human history is whether we can sustainably feed the 9 billion people who will inhabit our planet by the year 2050, an estimate that is exponentially higher than the 1.6 billion people who lived on Earth just 100 years ago. And the most significant and controversial issue related to this question is what role biotechnology and genetically modified crops will play in confronting this challenge.

Read the full, original story here: “What Is The Greatest Challenge Human Beings Have Ever Faced?”

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