Feeding 9 Billion
The contribution of new genetic technologies to global food production
An authoritative introduction to the scientific, social, environmental, political and legal issues involved in growing and bringing to market crops developed using new genetic technologies – crops which may well contribute to alleviating global hunger, especially in emerging economies. The book’s primary focus is on genetic modification, where these issues are most acute. The book presents arguments for, as well as standard objections to, genetic modification, but the discussion is broad and includes alternative – and sometimes more appropriate – new genetic technologies.
“In a world of plenty, no one, not a single person, should go hungry. But almost a billion still do not have enough to eat. I want to see an end to hunger everywhere within my lifetime.”
Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
“Imagine all the food mankind has produced over the past 8,000 years. Now consider that we need to produce that same amount again – but in just the next 40 years – if we are to feed our growing and hungry world.”
Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever;
Daniel Servitje, CEO, Grupo Bimbo