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June 24, 2008 4:18 pm

Is GM the answer?

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Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company, has called on European policymakers to reconsider their opposition to genetically modified crops, as soaring commodity prices put basic foodstuffs such as wheat and rice out of reach of the world’s poorest.

Are GM crops the answer to the challenges farmers and consumers face as changing weather patterns disrupt agricultural production? Do genetically modified seeds increase crop yields as demand rises?

HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think that genetically-modified crops are essential to feed the world as soaring global agricultural commodity prices put basic foodstuffs like wheat and rice out of reach of the world’s poorest people? Join the discussion and post your reply here.

Related story: Nestlé asks EU to soften line on GM

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