The authors say GM technology is not a quick fix to feed the world’s poor and argue that growing biofuel crops threatens to increase
The International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development [IAASTD] says rising populations and incomes will
intensify food demand, especially for meat and milk which will compete for land with crops, as will biofuels.
"The unequal distribution of food and conflict over control of the world’s dwindling natural resources presents a major political and social challenge to governments, likely to reach crisis status as climate change advances and world population expands from 6.7 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050," the report says.
According to the World Bank, 33 countries are now in danger of political destabilisation and internal conflict following food price inflation.
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