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March 8, 2012, 9:44 pm
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 The debate on the use of genetic engineering in modern agriculture is one that has been going on for many years and has sparked heated arguments in some quarters with others believing that the mere thought of genetically modifying organisms is a taboo! Modern scientists, especially in the plant biotechnology sector, however, believe that genetic modification may be the answer to the imminent problem of food security. Conventional methods of farming and plant breeding have recently shown to be falling short of successfully feeding the world’s populace with ever increasing problems related to climate change, crop resistance to pesticides and herbicides, as well as the time it takes to breed for new and better crop varieties. Whatever the case may be, the problem of food security is real and needs immediate attention! It may not be an issue now in Europe, or may seem not to be, but in developing…

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