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Food shortages 'are enormous problem'


The Royal Society is urging the government to spend �2 billion on crop research to combat global food shortages. A report from the society warns that current agricultural methods will not provide enough food for the world's rising population. Professor Sir David Baulcombe, professor of Botany at Cambridge University who chaired the panel which undertook the study, explains how GM technology can aid global food shortages.

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