What Is the Future of Food?

The United Nations says global food production must increase 70% over the next 40 years to feed the planet’s growing population.

In order to do this, agriculture biotechnology companies say scientific improvements through genetic modification are needed to increase crop yields. 

Science boosted crop yields in the 1960s and 1970s, in what is now dubbed the Green Revolution. As a result, emerging countries like India and China developed self-sustaining agricultural industries. But the Green Revolution also led to serious environmental damages, which continue today and are largely responsible for growing opposition to corporate agriculture and genetically modified foods. 

The issue is putting environmentalists at odds with anti-hunger groups. Read in-depth explanation of the situation in the Reuters article "The Fight Over the Future of Food."

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