The Food For The Future Essay

819 Words Oct 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Food For The Future By the year 2050 the world population will surpass 9 billon and to accommodate the new populace the world will have to double its food production (Tzotzos 5). Primary growth will occur in the urban areas creating more pollution and leaving less usable land for food production. Additionally by 2050 developing countries will advanced their technologies and have a greater demand for food. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are the solution to feed the growing population because they require less land, less chemicals, more crop yields per acre, and can be altered to be more nutritious with medicinal uses. The common use of GMOs could be particularly beneficial to developing countries such as Africa in which, the people rely mainly on personal food production for survival. However, growing seasons in Africa are not ideal with acidic soils and constant plagues of plant eating insects, making it almost impossible for the populace to harvest enough crops to survive (Thomson XV). Sylvia Uzochukwu, a food microbiologist stated “Nigerian farmers who rely on crop rotation and other traditional farming techniques lose up to 30% of their crops…to pests”. The increased introduction of GMO seeds to countries such as Africa would vastly improve food production and thus decreasing starvation and poverty in these countries. In 2010 over 90% of GM crops were planted by resource-poor farmers in developing countries such as Burkina, Africa which estimated GM crops…

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