For more on Dr. Norman Borlaug

  • Wikipedia: Norman Borlaug
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    Borlaug believed that genetic manipulation of organisms (GMO) was the only way to increase food production as the world runs out of unused arable land. GMOs were not inherently dangerous “because we’ve been genetically modifying plants and animals for a long time. Long before we called it science, people were selecting the best breeds.” In a review of Borlaug’s 2000 publication entitled Ending world hunger: the promise of biotechnology and the threat of antiscience zealotry, the authors argued that Borlang’s warnings were still true in 2010,—”GM crops are as natural and safe as today’s bread wheat, opined Dr. Borlaug, who also reminded agricultural scientists of their moral obligation to stand up to the antiscience crowd and warn policy makers that global food insecurity will not disappear without this new technology and ignoring this reality global food insecurity would make future solutions all the more difficult to achieve.”—

    —Rozwadowski and Kagale

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