Monday, February 5, 2007


The current world population is well over six billion, and is continuing to climb. Nearly half of the population is already malnourished. Production of cereal grains has continued to decrease over the past twenty years, despite advances in biotechnology. These facts present a very startling problem that we are already facing: how to produce enough food to feed the entire population. Genetically modified crops have been a huge part of trying to fix this problem. However, there is also a large focus on organically grown crops, due to the risks of genetically modified foods.
As the population continues to grow, food production will also need to increase. We need to continue agricultural research in order to save the already malnourished nations and to help keep more from becoming malnourished. This is where genetically modified crops have made, and will continue to make a huge contribution. With their enhanced characteristics, we are able to produce much more crops than ever before. We could very easily produce enough food for the entire world. However, there are the risks of genetically modified crops to take into account. Although they do not have the enhanced characteristics that genetically modified crops do, organically grown crops are healthier having little to no chemical use.

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