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Is genetic advancement the answer to feeding the world?

Global agricultural food production relies on the benefits gained from many generations of selective breeding, and the vegetables, cereals and livestock we eat today are vastly more productive than the wild species our distant ancestors first domesticated.

Similar benefits are beginning to become apparent in the field of aquaculture, where recent advances in production techniques, feed technology and genetics, have helped to increase production of farmed fish and shellfish from around 5 million metric tons (MT) in 1970, to more than 50 million MT today.  Read more …