GM Foods: The Answer? Or Just Empty Promises?

In the year 2050 the world population is expected to reach 9 billion and we would not have enough food anymore if the world food production still goes the way it is going now. GM advocates claim to have the solution for this, manipulate the genes of a crop, increase it’s productivity, and the problem is solved, the world is at peace, case closed. GM also promised other benefits, such as: preventing blindness in the third world countries by introducing beta carotene-rich rice, so called golden rice; growing in areas where no crops can grow; reduces the need for pesticides; and can acquire desirable traits faster than traditional breeding methods. These promises sounded very good and incredibly make sense, but the question is, are they really true?

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