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dc.contributor.authorBerman Quintana, Judit
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Changfu
dc.contributor.authorPérez Massot, Eduard
dc.contributor.authorArjó Pont, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorZorrilla López, Uxue
dc.contributor.authorMasip Vilà, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorBanakar, Raviraj
dc.contributor.authorSanahuja Solsona, Georgina
dc.contributor.authorFarré Martinez, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorMiralpeix i Anglada, Bruna
dc.contributor.authorBai, Chao
dc.contributor.authorVamvaka, Evangelia
dc.contributor.authorSabalza Gallués, Maite
dc.contributor.authorTwyman, Richard M.
dc.contributor.authorBassie Rene, Ludovic
dc.contributor.authorCapell Capell, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorChristou, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-12T13:52:36Z
dc.date.available2016-04-12T13:52:36Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0167-4412
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/56824
dc.description.abstractGenetically engineered (GE) crops can be used as part of a combined strategy to address food insecurity, which is defined as a lack of sustainable access to safe and nutritious food. In this article, we discuss the causes and consequences of food insecurity in the developing world, and the indirect economic impact on industrialized countries. We dissect the healthcare costs and lost productivity caused by food insecurity, and evaluate the relative merits of different intervention programs including supplementation, fortification and the deployment of GE crops with higher yields and enhanced nutritional properties. We provide clear evidence for the numerous potential benefits of GE crops, particularly for small-scale and subsistence farmers. GE crops with enhanced yields and nutritional properties constitute a vital component of any comprehensive strategy to tackle poverty, hunger and malnutrition in developing countries and thus reduce the global negative economic effects of food insecurity.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch at the Universitat de Lleida is supported by MICINN, Spain (BFU2007-61413; BIO2011-23324; BIO02011-22525; PIM2010PKB-00746); European Union Framework 7 Program-SmartCell Integrated Project 222716; European Union Framework 7 European Research Council IDEAS Advanced Grant (to PC) Program-BIOFORCE; COST Action FA0804: Molecular farming: plants as a production platform for high value proteins; COST Action FA1006: Plant Engine: Plant metabolic engineering for high value products; Centre CONSOLIDER on Agrigenomics funded by MICINN, Spain and RecerCaixa.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagca_ES
dc.relationMIECI/PN2004-2007/BFU2007-61413
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/BIO2011-23324
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/BIO2011-22525
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/PIM2010PKB-00746
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-013-0027-2ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofPlant Molecular Biology, 2013, vol. 83, núm. 1, p. 5-19ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Springer Verlag Science, 2013ca_ES
dc.subjectGenetically engineered cropsca_ES
dc.subjectFood insecurityca_ES
dc.subjectNutritionally enriched cropsca_ES
dc.titleCan the world afford to ignore biotechnology solutions that address food insecurity?ca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec019804
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-013-0027-2
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/222716
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/232933
dc.date.embargoEndDate10000-01-01


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