The Greatest Challenge For Sustainable Development Goals

1650 WordsFeb 9, 20177 Pages
The greatest challenge for the sustainable development goals is to potentially completely eradicate both poverty and hunger, whilst maintaining sustainable food security for all those living in this overly crowded and dramatically unequal world. World hunger is one of the largest current and constantly growing crisis; prevalent in the world today, one being the result of the combined effects of the world. The consequences of world hunger dramatically effects millions globally, “with an estimate of 780 million people in the world do not have an adequate amount of food to continue leading a healthy and active life” (World Hunger Program, 2016), where “Almost all of those whom are hungry live in developing countries, representing 12.9%, or…show more content…
Channapatna S. Prakash, stated, “redistribution is not just going to happen,” (CS Prakash, National Geographic, 2009), however it doesn 't need to, if genetically modifying organisms was put in place as being the leading strategy to eradicate hunger. A genetically modified organisms is an “organism whose genome has been engineered in the laboratory in order to favor the expression of desired physiological traits or the production of desired biological products.” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016) Despite the fact that addressing the continuous problem of unstable food security within our world is daunting, we are “fortunate that there have been major agricultural technological advances that have enabled dramatically higher yields without use of our already limited resources.” (the Genetic Literacy Project, 2015) It is vital that agricultural yields improve if we are to feed the rapidly growing population in the future. “According to the biotech industry, genetically modified (GM) crops are a boon to humanity because they allow farmers to generate higher crop yields with fewer inputs.” (Just Label It Campaign, 2016) Herbicides have particularly affected and caused agricultural problems, leading in not only yield losses but reduced product quality. Crops resistant to herbicides, primarily ‘Roundup Ready canola’, has been genetically modified in order to be toxic to certain herbicides. To control weeds, glyphosate is used primarily in glyphosate tolerant crops. In order to
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