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This paper will examine the quote ‘genetically modified crops will provide a long lasting solution to world hunger’. It will provide detailed arguments for and against the statement and identify other areas, which, when worked in unison could provide a long term solution to world hunger. In order to understand the quotation for the purpose of this paper genetically modified is defined as ‘containing genetic material that has been artificially altered so as to produce a desired characteristic’ (Oxford Dictionaries, 2009, p593) and hunger will be defined as ‘feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by a lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat’ (Oxford Dictionaries, 2009, 593).
The paper will begin with a brief outline of world hunger, providing the reader with an insight into the extent of this phenomenon. We will hear how hunger takes the lives of six million children every year due to malnutrition, broken down further to the stark reality of one child dying every five seconds (FAO, 2005, p.50). We will also see how hunger has become part of a cycle of events, all of which has an…