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One of the greatest challenges of the coming decades will be how to produce sufficient food for billions of people in poor countries.

This article reports on the world's continuing vulnerabilities to food shortages and explores how technology can help the developing world meet its food needs.

It examines the contributions of traditional crop breeding and agronomic techniques, and also explores those problems that can be best solved by biotechnology and other high-technology approaches.

Link to Nature review article

Reference: Nature 418, 678

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