Is gene technology in agriculture able to prevent hunger in the world?

E.A. Goewie

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    Abstract

    The worldpopulation grows rapidly: the number of mouths to feed increases. Is ar agriculture without gene technology able to produce sufficiently in order to prevent hunger? Research indicates that hunger is not the result of short comings in agricultural outputs. It is however the result of poverty. This problem will not be solved by gene technology based agricultural production. This article explains the basic principes of mainstream and organic farming. Literature shows that the production potentials of both kinds of farming are, by for most, not yet exhausted. Gene technology, is therefore unnecessary.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)157-160
    JournalTijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde
    Volume127
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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