Ending world hunger. The promise of biotechnology and the threat of antiscience zealotry.

@article{Borlaug2000EndingWH,
  title={Ending world hunger. The promise of biotechnology and the threat of antiscience zealotry.},
  author={Norman E. Borlaug},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={487-90}
}
During the 20th century, conventional breeding produced a vast number of varieties and hybrids that contributed immensely to higher grain yield, stability of harvests, and farm income. Despite the successes of the Green Revolution, the battle to ensure food security for hundreds of millions miserably poor people is far from won. Mushrooming populations, changing demographics, and inadequate poverty intervention programs have eroded many of the gains of the Green Revolution. This is not to say… CONTINUE READING
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