In my parents’ lifetime – they are still alive aged 83 – the world population has risen from about 2 billion to 7 billion and it continues to rise. Malnutrition existed in 1928, tackling it is therefore an even greater challenge now.
Although instinctively anti GM, I am even more anti starvation and therefore think that projects to assess the potential of GM should be supported.
I feel most strongly that the dislocation of a high proportion of people from their food supply in ‘developed’ countries is a key problem.
It results in:
- A lack of respect for the sources and value of food
In my view, if more people produced some food for themselves many of these issues would be addressed and we would also increase food supplies considerably.