Throughout the years, millions of people have suffered from the shortage of food. According to Biotechnology Unzipped, "world population growth adds about 90 million new mouths to feed every year" and crop production has slowed due to insects, and damaged soil, and pollution (110). In order to feed the anticipated world population growth, crops will have to double over the next thirty years ("Editors" 1). Since the world may eventually become overpopulated, multinational companies believe genetically modified crops will solve world hunger and starvation. According to Marc Lappe and Britt Bailey, "There is no way to feed a hungry world, or an economically growing world, without embracing the future"(20). In order to increase food production for the growing world population, help change and save lives in developing countries, and help eliminate pressures on the environment, scientist should support biotechnology.
In order to increase the world's food supply for the growing population, farmers must not only produce more food, but also reduce food losses due to pesticides, viruses, and herbicides. In order to kill the unwanted insects, pesticides are sprayed several times, causing farmers great expenses and harm to the environment. In order to reduce the amount of pesticides being.
sprayed on the crops, scientists are inserting genes which produce proteins within plants, killing.
the insects immediately after the first bite ("Food Biotechnology" 130). The proteins that are .
produced kill the insects without harming the plant; therefore, fewer applications of pesticides are sprayed and reduce the costs of food production. Along with inserting genes, biotechnology allows researchers to inject small amounts of viruses into plants, the same procedure that is used to vaccinate children against diseases, leaving the plants and the plants of the future immune to diseases. Since plants will become immune to diseases, the viruses will not be able to consume eighty percent of the food production.