Food Safety in Biotechnology
Biotech crop has been advertised since 1996; some food campaigners have raised uncertainty about whether or not biotech crops are as safe as conventional crops. As the use of agricultural biotechnology increases globally currently biotech crops are preferred by more than 15 million growers in 29 countries, people need to be better informed about food production. The United Nations is forecasting that the global population will grow by one-third to 9.1 billion by 2050. This will need a 70% growth in agricultural production. Biotechnology has confirmed to be an essential tool in meeting this challenge of growing our safe and affordable food supply. Future technologies will empower farmers to grow yields that are drought-tolerant, or freeze-tolerant, and crops that have an enlarged nutritional value – this is particularly important in developing countries where starvation and food shortage has reached awful levels.