A report published by the World Resources Institute published on July 17 has stated that urgent changes in the global food system are necessary for the future.
If these modifications are not enacted, there are risks of not having enough food for an estimated 10 billion people by 2050.
In order to reach this goal, the report noted that a number of adjustments would have to be made. This includes greater use of genetically modified crops.
Genetic modification techniques are said to have helped rescue the Hawaiian Rainbow papaya from the ringspot virus. They could also help to save tomatoes in Florida, potatoes in Uganda, and soybeans in Brazil.
56% of the “food gap” must be filled by 2050, as well as addressing a “land gap” of roughly 1.48 billion acres needed for agricultural expansion.