Rate of past yield increases must be doubled by 2050 to meet needs of growing population


Nina Fedoroff, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, advocates for genetic modification because "the rate of past yield increases must be doubled by 2050 to meet a growing world population’s needs" (CIS 3)

Source: Nina V. Federoff, "Engineering Food for All" New York Times, Aug. 18, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/19/opinion/genetically-engineered-food-fo... [verified 4/25/14]

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