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“Feeding the Planet in a Warming World”

2013 April

The ever widening effect of climate change requires the development of comprehensive adaptation strategies that can transform our systems to meet this reality. The world requires game-changing agricultural innovation and next generation technologies to address the impacts of climate change, and our exploding population, on global food production, says a new report by The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the London School of Economics (LSE).

This article addresses one of the most pressing agricultural challenges facing our planet in the next few decades: global climate change. The report shows that this challenge will be most effectively met through increased use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or transgenics. In order to effectively do this, three things need to happen: 1. Increased government and non-profit investment in advanced agriculture innovation; 2. Reform and relax stringent worldwide GMO regulations to be inline with older, established food products; and 3. Establish or empower existing organizations that promote biotechnology, as none currently have all the capabilities and strength needed to solve the problems that will soon be facing us. Click here to see the full report.