No agricultural revolution has ever solved the problem of world hunger. Hunger is a social and political problem and not a problem of production techniques. There is more than enough food for everybody in the world today.
Genetic engineering may actually lead to more food insecurity and hunger because it will encourage the planting of monocultures, highly vulnerable to disease and pests, and it will make farmers more dependent on multinational companies that will demand payment for the patented GM-plants and seeds, and for chemicals and fertilizers.
GMO-agriculture is the continuation of industrialized agriculture with all its known problems in an even more threatening dimension. Through unequal promotion of an industrialized GMO-agriculture the natural resources for all our food – biodiversity, healthy soils and clean water – will be further destroyed
The University of Michigan: ‘Organic Agriculture and the Global Food Supply’
-a scenario study, comparing yields of organic versus conventional,a
global dataset of almost 300 examples, and estimated the average yield
ratio in 10 food categories for the developed and the developing world.