Global food security and the governance of modern biotechnologies
Tait, Joyce and Barker, Guy C.. (2011) Global food security and the governance of modern biotechnologies. EMBO reports, Vol.12 (No.8). pp. 763-768. ISSN 1469-221X
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/embor.2011.135
Food security has become an issue of serious concern because global food supplies are threatened by systemic collapse. Increasing demand for food caused by global population growth, changing lifestyles in developing countries, climate change and competition with biofuels are combining to create a ‘perfect storm’ (Godfray et al, 2010). Moreover, short-term weather patterns leading to floods and droughts - and associated fires - in major grain-producing areas of the world encourage speculation in agricultural commodities and cause wild price fluctuations. Drastic price hikes for staple foods during the past few years have triggered famine and revolts in developing countries, where people are hit hardest (Henn, 2011).
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Food security, Biotechnology -- Government policy, Agricultural innovations|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EMBO reports|
|Publisher:||Nature Publishing Group|
|Page Range:||pp. 763-768|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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