Using Hunger to Promote Genetic Engineering
Using Hunger to Promote Genetic Engineering is a strategy biotechnology companies and biotechnology proponents are engaging in. However, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development report (IAASTD), rejected genetic engineering as the solution to hunger. Both the IAASTD report and Olivier de Schutter, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, have promoted agroecology and fair trade policies as the best path to ending hunger.
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