GMO debate distracting us from more effective food security interventions

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While donors may be quickly seduced by talk of “easy,” high-tech solutions to hunger, such as genetic engineering, there may be other effective, lesser-known means of increasing food security worth focusing on, writes Beth Hoffman in her opinion piece for Forbes. 

“Genetically Modified Organisms. Some argue they are the way to “feed the world” and that an exploding population will require them. Others see GMO technology as part of a corporate plot to take over fields and drive farmers into debt, while everything from pesticide use to allergies are on the rise because of them,” Hoffman writes.

“And while that discussion is one we must have, the GMO debate is also distracting us from less sexy interventions which have worked to dramatically reduce hunger and malnutrition over the last fifty years, and are today in desperate need of our continued support.”

Read the full, original story here: “Thinking Outside The GMO Box” 

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