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Authors

  1. Mackey, Maureen PhD RD
  2. Montgomery, Jill MA

Abstract

The world's demand for food production will increase markedly during the coming years. Meeting this demand will require that we employ all manner of approaches, including the use of biotechnology to produce results that cannot be achieved using traditional methods. This 2-part article reviews ongoing experiences in developing countries where crop biotechnology is being used to enhance the availability and/or nutritional value of local crops. In part 1, strategies that seek to enhance yields of staples and to improve the yields of indigenous nutritious foods were described. In part 2, strategies that seek to enhance the nutrient density of foods are described and strategies that can increase net income to resource-poor farmers in developing countries are demonstrated.