What now for biotechnology?

To celebrate 30 years of the biotechnology industry, analysts Ernst & Young asked five leaders from academia, industry and government to forecast the sector's future. Three of the five predict that solving health and nutrition problems in the developing world will create an opportunity for investment and jobs To feed the world's growing population, agriculture over the next 20 years will have to double its production from the same amount of land, says Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug, the 'father' of the green revolution. Two approaches can help, he says: continue to work on 'producer-oriented' traits, such as tolerance to temperatures and drought, and do more work to genetically modify plants to improve their nutritional and health benefits.

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