Can GM Food Save The World?

2008 Health 659 Views 3 Comments
With the world shocked by rising food prices, and millions in the developing world struggling to get enough to eat, the problem of food security is right back on the world’s agenda. And with the world’s population likely to rise to nine billion in the next few decades, feeding the world is going to become an ever-greater problem.

Are transgenic crops the answer to the problem, or do they, as Prince Charles has argued, threaten an environmental catastrophe? What’s the evidence on the success or failure of GM to date?

To some it is a powerful technology that could boost food production and prevent famines; to others it is a dangerously untested science that threatens environmental disaster.

This bbc documentary sent Jimmy Doherty – an advocate of sustainable farming – on a personal mission to get at some of the truths on GM. Can genetically modified food save the world?

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  • Laura Bay 4 years ago

    We should have a choice and not have this garbage forced down our throats.

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  • Danielafranco9318 5 years ago

    why the production of GM food is so controversial in Europe? when the cloning of organisms including humans is legal? I understand that we dont have a complete report about the long term effect that GM might be able to cause on human being and other domestic animals. However, we need to stop  relaying on the media and other propagandas against and educate ourselves more about the mass production of GM. 

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  • Danielafranco9318 5 years ago

    why the production of GM food is so controversial in Europe? when the cloning of organisms including humans is legal? I understand that we dont have a complete report about the long term effect that GM might be able to cause on human being and other domestic animals. However, we need to stop  relaying on the media and other propagandas against and educate ourselves more about the mass production of GM. 

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