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Agriculture and Food Security 5th Anniversary Editorial Tackles Biotechnology

October 11, 2017

The Agriculture and Food Security Journal released its 5th anniversary editorial, highlighting the role of biotechnology in growing more food for the ever growing population, using less resources such as water, labor, and agrochemicals, in the face of climate change while conserving biodiversity. The journal has consistently addressed the most important issues on food security in 107 original research papers, 33 reviews, 10 commentaries, 3 editorials, and 1 opinion piece along with a thematic series on climate-smart agriculture. 

The editorial mentioned about Dr. Normal Borlaug and Dr. Clive James' contributions in food security and agriculture: "Borlaug was convinced that the twenty-first-century challenge (to feed 10 billion people, safely and sustainably) can be overcome if we use the whole range of scientific advances at the earliest opportunity; Borlaug was particularly enthusiastic about the potential role of genetically modified crops and Clive James/ISAAA followed the progress of GM crops from the time of their first commercial use in 1996. In 2012 Gurdev Khush reviewed the ISAAA data and concluded that 'Genetically modified crops: the fastest adopted crop technology in the history of modern agriculture.'" 

Read the entire editorial article in Agriculture and Food Security.