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Nutritionally enhanced crops and food security: scientific achievements versus political expediency

Authors
Journal
Current Opinion in Biotechnology
0958-1669
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2010.11.002
Disciplines
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Political Science

Abstract

Genetic engineering (GE) is one of a raft of strategies that can be used to tackle malnutrition. Recent scientific advances have shown that multiple deficiencies can be tackled simultaneously using engineered plant varieties containing high levels of different minerals and organic nutrients. However, the impact of this progress is being diluted by the unwillingness of politicians to see beyond immediate popular support, favoring political expediency over controversial but potentially life-saving decisions based on rational scientific evidence.

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