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May 10, 2020
Biotechnology offers hope for the world’s hungry
Amidst the human tragedy and media storm that is the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that persistent threats to human health and well-being that pre-existed the COVID-19 still remain.
Hunger and malnutrition, constantly simmering threats that only rarely get the attention of the pandemic de jour, kill and harm far more people every year than the coronavirus. This is worth remembering as the world recovers from the coronavirus crisis and life returns to a semblance of normality.
Whatever the new normal will be, we should sustain and increase efforts to reduce premature mortality from starvation and the effects of malnourishment, which often retard normal bodily and mental development, limiting the ability of millions of people to flourish each and every year. Read the article