Biotechnology Provides Essential Tools To Help ‘Eradicate Extreme Poverty And Global Hunger’

Forbes: How Biotech Will Help Achieve Zero Hunger
Kimberly Flowers, director of the Global Food Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

“…[B]iotechnology is an essential tool for farmers, and it would be nothing short of a disservice to the world if we didn’t understand, embrace, and utilize the scientific innovation. Biotechnology is far from a silver bullet, but enhanced seeds that can boost agricultural productivity and improve nutrition are one of the tools necessary to help eradicate extreme poverty and global hunger. … [E]veryone can agree that hunger in the 21st century is horrible and preventable. Sustainable Development Goals, agreed upon by 193 nations in September of 2015, include the aim to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. Achieving Zero Hunger, compared to the 795 million people who are food insecure today, is a noble goal. I believe in order for us to reach this goal, biotechnology and other scientific advances must be embraced as part of the solution” (1/12).