"How can we feed a growing global population in an era of climate instability without genetically modified crops?"
Here's some answers I came up with, off the top of my head:
- curtail waste in the food system (40% of food is wasted at the household level in Canada; postharvest losses in developing nations range from 15-50% of production)
- stop producing food for inefficient biofuels (ie, almost all biofuels)
- maintain and perpetuate biodiversity in order to respond contextually and locally to climate changes
- support and develop greenhouse gas-reducing farming methods
- put money back into public research in agriculture because even the USDA admits that Monsanto's 'drought-tolerant' corn has yields only equal to that of corn conventionally bred
What can you add to this list?