In an ideal world, quaint vegetable gardens would fill the front yards of urban and rural homes alike, our produce would always be fresh and the methods of creating and getting rid of food would be sustainable. In this ideal world, there would be no waste, no want, no hunger and certainly no need for genetic modification.
But, we do not live in an ideal world.This farm-to-table utopian society exists only on real farms or in privileged communities. The reality, for most of the globe, is one of waste, pollution and starvation. As the world’s population soars to all-time highs and the demand for food continues to rise, the obvious question here becomes, how will we sustain ourselves on a limited food supply?
Luckily, science has arrived to save the day. All hope is not lost here, and although a large part of our food system ranging from production to consumption is a sinking ship taking on water, a rescue boat is near. Any ideas about who this scientific superhero could be?
All right, I’ll spill. It’s genetically modified food.
Forget what you’ve heard about GMOs get ready to meet the scientific side of genetically modified food.
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Caitlin Phillips is a freelance writer spending her summer in Budapest, Hungary.