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Are GM crops the answer to feeding the world?

The world is going to need about 50% more food by 2050. Has the time come to roll out genetically modified crops that promise higher yields, are more resilient to climate change and reduce the carbon footprint of farming?

Listen to audio 40:23

Interviewees featured in this episode:

Tim Searchinger, senior research scholar at Princeton University and technical director of the food program at the World Resources Institute

Pam Ronald, professor at the Genome Center and Department of Plant Genetics at University of California

Ursula Bittner, economic expert with Greenpeace 

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