TECH INNOVATIONS NEEDED TO ADDRESS GOLBAL FOOD INSECURITY

Sep 13, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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According to Bill Gates, the global hunger crisis is so enormous that food aid alone cannot fully address the problem.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released a report Tuesday documenting major setbacks toward shared global development goals, including food insecurity.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Gates argues that innovations in farming technology, in particular, what he calls “magic” crop seeds are needed to reverse the crisis.

The seeds are engineered to resist agricultural pests and adapt to climate change.

However, some scientists say that reliance on the seeds conflicts with worldwide efforts to protect the environment because they generally require fossil fuel-based fertilizers and pesticides to grow.

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