Can science feed the world sustainably? Science helping to feed the hungry.

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In a world full of mobile phones, computers and plenty of food, it is hard to believe that the food amounts are decreasing and that the world some day will not have enough food for everybody to eat. We have already encountered the problems of starvation in parts of Africa, South America and Asia. The main question of the people today is, "Why is it that way?" In every day, the average American child eats much more compared to a Somalian child, who gets less than a cup of rice a day.. In the next 30 years, we will need 60% more food for the population, which is increasing at a very fast rate. In fact, the population of the world has now doubled since 1960.

New farming methods are vital to providing food for the population of the world. One solution to starvation is GM foods. GM foods, otherwise k known as GM organisms are genetically modified foods/organisms, this means that with biotechnology the seeds have added chemicals, medicines, fiber, food particles, and feeds.

The food has been changed has been changed to make the crop bigger and more color-rich. Some people think they taste better, but that is personal opinion. There are many GMFs on the market today, and in Germany there are about 11 main crops that are sold in common supermarkets that are GM foods. In the United States it is required for them to have a label on them stating that they have special additives etc., but such thing is not yet apparent in German markets. The upsides to genetically modified foods are that we can create crops in vast amounts, and by increasing the amount of plants we have more to give away. The seeds of the crops have vaccines in...