Vietnam will raise the proportion of genetically modified corn and soybeanUpdate: 1/10/2013
It is expected that by 2015 , Vietnam will take on the rate of about 10-15 % transgenic varieties of soybean and maize to boost products for industrial and animal feed .
It is believed Mr Tran Xuan Dinh , Deputy Director of cultivation ( Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ) launched on the sidelines of the seminar " Biotechnology Vietnam 6th : Direction for future development , " took place yesterday morning ( 24/9 ) by the Embassy of the United States to cooperate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development organized in Hanoi .
" The future is now"
In speeches at the conference , Professor Paul PSTeng , Dean and specialized postgraduate Singapore National Institute of Education , said biotechnology in agriculture can help solve food shortages in the world world and promote economic development by increasing productivity and food security , reduce input costs and help fight poverty and malnutrition .
According to Professor Paul PSTeng , in the last 14 years , use of plant biotechnology has been purchased around the world without causing any health problems which , on the other hand to help increase the value for economic production .
Application of technology in crop production can solve the problem of food security and adapt to climate change through discovery tool for early diagnosis and to reduce pest damage to increase crop yields , increase resilience to environmental pressures .
Besides , the issue of application of biotechnology to ensure nutrition and food safety and labor savings through the application of technology.
According to statistics from the ISAA ( International Organization Service for the Acquisition of biotechnology applications in agriculture ) , in 2008 alone , the economic benefits from crop biotechnology applications in worldwide, giving farmers about $ 9.2 billion . These benefits may be due to increased production and reduced production costs . Specifically , more than half of this revenue comes from developing countries .
Emphasis on these initial results , says Professor Paul PSTeng , strong food security is the ability of a country to combat any disruption of food security system by having a possibility balance of food available to ensure sustainable production and supply infrastructure and policies needed to support domestic production , promote trade and food management needs and affordability pay .
Meanwhile , the Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO ) forecasts in Asia by 2050 there will be 5.1 billion people , equivalent to the food supply to increase to over 70 % .