TOPIC A Impact of Biotechnology on Food
DELEGATION SIZE Single
- Carter Squires
As the world’s population continues to increase, the pressure on humans and the Earth itself to produce enough food only grows. Climate change and other long-term trends will only exacerbate this strain. For decades, advances in biotechnology have helped agricultural production keep pace. As an example, consider genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. GMO crops have enabled more resilient and larger harvests in wider regions of the world. However, not all countries have adopted GMO crops, and some are wary of the consequences. In the Food and Agricultural Organization, we will be considering a variety of technologies, their impacts on the agricultural industry, and regulations that can be put in place to protect farmers, consumers, and the environment alike.