“世界各地的营养不良：热点和突发事件的“–提取物从国家粮食安全的世界，2008，页18 – 21
Genetically modified foods are produced from the organisms that introduce the specific changes into their DNA with the approach of genetic engineering. It is a branch of food science that is implied for improvisation of food production and quality. It basically includes the industrial fermentation, genetic engineering and plant culture. In the era of increasing food insecurity this approach is the best alternative. GM foods are growing commercially across UK, USA and Asia. In the year 2013, 88 % cotton, 91 % soybean and 85 % of corns are produced in USA are genetically modified. The GM foods have more nutrient values as compared to the other foods produced with traditional methods.
“Undernourishment around the world: Hot spots and emergencies” – an extract from The State Food Insecurity in the World, 2008,pp 18 -21
This article focuses on worldwide undernourishment due to food insecurity. As per the report the number of undernourished people was increasing with significant number till the year 2002. However by following the GM food technology the number declined after the year 2002. The main changes occurred in India and china.
Food insecurity leads to the situation of under nourishment and with the increasing population the number of under nourished people is increasing with very high rates. The prevalence of food insecurity around the world can be seen from the following numbers:
• 59 million people are living in food insecure households
• 15.4 million adults are living with very low food security
• 10 million children are living in food insecure households
This has led to the situation of global food crisis. The ecological degradation and food scarcity has led to agricultural research and introduction of new techniques that is well known as genetically modified food technology. The GM food is far better than the conventional food crops.
“Sowing a Gene revolution” – an article by Raney and Pingali published in scientific American in 2007
This article is based on genetically modified crops that can increase the farmer’s profits in the developing nations. This article is all about the benefits of growing the GM crops. The use of bio technology in food production started thousands of years ago with Babylonians and Sumerians. The used the yeast for producing the fermented drinks like beer. The advancement in food biotechnology discovered the use of micro organism in food production. Later several methods of heating were introduced for increasing the food hygiene and quality.