Agricultural biotechnology can be a key element in the fight against hunger and malnutrition in the developing world.
- “New technologies - like biotechnology, conservation tillage, drip irrigation, integrated pest management, and new multiple-cropping practices - have improved the efficiency and productivity of agricultural resources over the last decade. Around the world some 14 million small and resource poor farmers in the developing world have already benefited from biotechnology crops.”
Jose Fernandez, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State, January 21, 2011
- “Biotech is going to be absolutely critical…what we haven‟t done is shown people how different modern biotechnology can make farming.”
Nina Fedoroff, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State and to the Administrator of USAID, February 12, 2010