Nutritionally enhanced crops and food security : scientific achievements versus political expediency
Farre, Gemma, Twyman, Richard M., Zhu, Changfu, Capell, Teresa and Christou, Paul. (2011) Nutritionally enhanced crops and food security : scientific achievements versus political expediency. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Vol.22 (No.2). pp. 245-251. ISSN 0958-1669Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2010.11.002
Genetic engineering (GE) is one cif a raft of strategies that can be used to tackle malnutrition. Recent scientific advances have shown that multiple deficiencies can be tackled simultaneously using engineered plant varieties containing high levels of different minerals and organic nutrients. However, the impact of this progress is being diluted by the unwillingness of politicians to see beyond immediate popular support, favoring political expediency over controversial but potentially life-saving decisions based on rational scientific evidence.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Current Opinion in Biotechnology|
|Page Range:||pp. 245-251|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, European Research Council (ERC), European Union (EU), Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation|
|Grant number:||BFU2007-61413 BIO2007-30738-E (Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain), FA0804 (EU)|
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