The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and Changes for Global Sustainability.
The final report of the United Kingdoms Foresight project on Global Food and Farming Futures is now available. It provides an overview of the evidence and discusses the challenges and choices made by policy makers and others with regards to all aspects of the global food system.
- Economic investment in research in modern technologies is essential.
- The cost if these new technologies are not used must be taken into account when making decisions about using them.
- GM technology is not the only way to meet the challenges of future agricultural and food products, but is a key element in the mix of technologies and techniques needed to meet future challenges.
- GM technology should be judged based on scientific arguments, analyzing what this technology can offer and taking into account the wider benefits.