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Food, farmers, and the future: Investigating prospects of increased food production within a national context

| Type artikkel: Publisert studie

Kategori: Produksjonsmetoder, Samfunnsutvikling, Økonomi

With international food price shocks in 2008 and 2011, food security became a political priority in many countries. In addition, some politicians have recently adopted a more nationalistic stance. Against that background, this paper critically investigates the prospects of increased food production within a national context. We use a small, high-income country, Norway, as an empirical case.

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Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects

| Type artikkel: Rapport

Kategori: Folkehelse, GMO, Matplanter

Genetically engineered (GE) crops were first introduced commercially in the 1990s. After two decades of production, some groups and individuals remain critical of the technology based on their concerns about possible adverse effects on human health, the environment, and ethical considerations. At the same time, others are concerned that the technology is not reaching its potential to improve human health and the environment because of stringent regulations and reduced public funding to develop products offering more benefits to society. While the debate about these and other questions related to the genetic engineering techniques of the first 20 years goes on, emerging genetic-engineering technologies are adding new complexities to the conversation.

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