5 Ways Biotech Can Help Our Food Future

Our climate is changing, our world is more populated every year, and there’s growing talk of global food insecurity. With science technology, it seems anything and everything is possible. Even for our food future? Maybe biotech foods can help. Changing Climate = pests, disease, weather A changing climate brings new challenges to farmers. Where biotech works is through breeding a better potato that’s resistant to blight in Ireland, corn that can better withstand water shortages, or growing drought resistant soybeans that get genetic help from drought-friendly sunflowers. Deep Dive: a multi-scientist authored paper on Genetically Modified Food: Its uses, Future
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Improving our food supply: Biotech apples and beyond

International Human Press (ITHP), an online news organization that publishes original articles written by industry experts, is currently featuring an article from OSF’s president and founder, Neal Carter. Per their website, ITHP aims to “focus on educational stories involving science, health, innovative technology” so it’s easy to see why they reached out to Neal for his thoughts on agricultural innovation, especially concerning biotech crops and our nonbrowning Arctic® apples. “Improving our food supply: Biotech apples and beyond” takes a glimpse into the history of agriculture and concludes it’s a history of innovation. Yet, because consumers in many industrialized countries are
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Biotech crops create food security

Humans live a heck of a lot longer now than they used to due to innovations in  fields such as medicine, infrastructure and, of course, agriculture. Logic dictates that a safe, secure food supply means longer life expectancies. Luckily, as we’ve previously discussed, North Americans have the safest, most abundant food supply in the world, and the U.S. is currently ranked #1 in food security. Other countries aren’t so lucky. It may be hard to believe, but it’s important to remember that nearly a quarter of the world’s countries’ life expectancies average 60 years or less and it’s as low
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