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How GMO help us to feed our ever growing population

Submitted by: Sneh Shah


Expert response from Community Manager

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Friday, 04/05/2018 13:57

Thank you for your question. This question has been previously been answered in this response. A snippet of is included below:

“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 the full response here. We hope this answers your question, if you have any additional questions, please ask!