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New technologies can bolster the production of important crops to feed billions of people. Image credit: Kie-Ker | Pixabay

South Africa should rethink regulations on genetically modified plants

Food security is a global priority – and it is becoming more urgent in the face of climate change, which is already affecting crop productivity. One way to improve food security is to increase crop yields. But this is not easy. Research has shown that in the past two decades plant breeders have been unable to increase yields of staple crops at the rate at which the world’s population is growing.Read More »South Africa should rethink regulations on genetically modified plants