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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Biotech activists now SUPPORT biotech

Environmentalist Mark Lynas, a longtime outspoken opponent of agricultural biotechnology, created quite the stir when he publicly apologized for his role in the anti-biotech movement, saying he “could not have chosen a more counter-productive path.” This is a shocking statement given how passionately Lynas previously opposed biotechnology. Why such a momentous shift in opinion? Lynas explains in an address to the Oxford Farming Conference that it was because “I discovered science, and in the process I hope I’m becoming a better environmentalist.” He discusses how, because his initial impression was that genetic engineering is simply unnatural, he opposed the technology
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