NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers in the public and private agricultural and genomic sectors must collaborate more before genomic technologies can “alleviate” global food shortages, according to remarks scheduled to be made by the chairman of an international crops organization.

According to the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, “researchers believe that biotechnology, including genomic technologies, “ha[ve] the potential to improve the nutritional content of food crops and, crucially, resistance to insects and disease.”

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