Crop Biotech Update

WWF VP Supports Intensive Agri and GM Technology

January 9, 2013

Intensive agriculture and biotech crops can better meet the global food demand and at the same time preserving habitats, said Jason Clay, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) senior vice president for market transformation, during an interview with Dutch journalists. He stressed that the usual strategies are no longer applicable and the productivity of the land must be improved while waste production and environmental hazards must be reduced. Clay believes that modern genetic technology could achieve these targets especially in Africa and Southeast Asia. He also lauded the efforts of Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) for being one of the global leaders in furthering sustainable intensification of farming.

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