Green biotechnology for food security in climate change

Kevan M.A. Gartland, Jill S. Gartland

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    Abstract

    Climate change is having increasing impacts on food security globally. With 925 million citizens expected to be undernourished by 2020, the contribution of green biotechnology to meeting world food security needs is discussed. Applications of biotechnology including marker-aided selection, genomics, genetic modifications, and emergent novel technologies of relevance to drought resistance and salt tolerance to meet the needs of an increasing population under stressed environmental conditions are described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-7
    Number of pages7
    JournalReference Module in Food Science
    Early online date14 Jan 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • biotechnology
    • breeding
    • climate change
    • food crops
    • gene editing
    • genetic modification
    • RNA spray

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    Gartland, K. M. A., & Gartland, J. S. (2016). Green biotechnology for food security in climate change. Reference Module in Food Science, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.03071-7