Feeding the World With Wheat Without Using Genetic Modification Will Lead to Food Shortages Says World Food Prize Winner

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ABC Rural By Sarina Locke

Dr Sanjaya Rajaram, the winner of the World Food Prize 2014, says genetic modification technology is needed to feed the world into the future.

A wheat scientist in India and Mexico, he has bred 480 wheat varieties so far.

He said global what production has to increase from 700 million metric tonnes, to one billion tonnes, to feed the world’s population by 2050 and conventional or hybrid breeding will not be enough.

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Photo of Dr. Keith EdmistenDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop and Soil Sciences - NC State University
Posted on Sep 23, 2015
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