Qdo you think that GMOs are the answer to fuel our ever growing population?

do you think that GMOs are the answer to fuel our ever growing population?

AExpert Answer

This question has previously been answered by a variety experts.

 

Jim Gaffney, PhD, Strategy Lead of Biotech Affairs and Regulatory at DuPont Pioneer says this:

 

“In short, yes, genetically modified (GM) crops are one tool with great potential for helping feed the growing population. The challenge is not just one of increased productivity though, but also of improving prosperity for millions of smallholder farmers and environmental stewardship and sustainability. That's a tall order and we’ll need all the tools available to us.”

 

Read his full response here.

 

Tamika Sims, PhD, Director of Food Technology Communications at the International Food Information Council (IFIC), says this:

 

To feed the world, we need to reduce food waste, while increasing the yield of food in a sustainable way on land already dedicated to agriculture—and GMOs can help! Genetically modified (GM) foods provide a nutritional and safe alternate to conventionally produced foods.”

 

Read her full response here.

 

Lastly, this article discusses how GMOs will help farmers use less land, fewer inputs and less energy while producing the food needed to meet the growing world population by 2050. “With an estimated world population of 9.7 billion by 2050, farmers will need to produce up to 70 percent more food than they do today to satisfy global demand.”

 

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Posted on October 29, 2017
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Posted on September 4, 2017
The principle reason that GM products such as Arctic apples are not available in Germany or any other country of the European Union is due to the GMO labeling legislation in place there. Presently, any food product that contains GM ingredients of greater than 0.9 percent has to be labelled as being a GM food product. The environmental non-governmental organizations have led extensive public relation campaigns to convince European consumers that GM labels are to be viewed as a warning, or... Read More
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