VOA editorial: biotech solutions contribute to global food production
A Voice of America editorial cites the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, as demonstrating that innovative agricultural technology solutions can help increase global food production.
“From investing in advanced seeds that tolerate drought and resist disease, to infrastructure and market development, this comprehensive approach to agricultural development will also stimulate sustainable economic growth.” Read more.
UK ag minister discusses the benefits of biotech for the environment and food security
According to The Guardian, The UK’s agriculture minister, Jim Paice, said genetically modified (GM) crops could help to meet the rising food demand. Speaking at the annual Oxford Farming Conference, the article said his comments emphasized, “the promised benefits of GM varieties - which would need less nitrogen fertiliser, pesticides or fresh water than non-GM foods - could not be ignored, as demand was rising and pressure on resources and land increasing.” Read more.