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Source A
Coren, Michael J. “Scared Of Genetically Modified Food? It Might Be The Only Way To Feed The World.” Fast Company. 04 Jan. 2013. 30 Jan. 2013 .

Source A
Coren, Michael J. “Scared Of Genetically Modified Food? It Might Be The Only Way To Feed The World.” Fast Company. 04 Jan. 2013. 30 Jan. 2013 .

The following passage is excerpted from an online article that examines the effects of genetically modified (GM) food to hinder world hunger. Now there is a new push to develop GM crops for the developing world that may recast genetically engineering as the best path out of hunger for billions (not just a cash crop for companies such as Monsanto, which create the pesticide-resistant "Roundup Ready" crop varieties). At the forefront of this GM effort is the lowly cassava. The starch root, resembling a long thick-skinned potato, is major source of sustenance for more than 250 million people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Yet it’s also a poor sustenance: Its lack of essential micronutrients as vitamin A, iron, and zinc contribute to the malnutrition among 800 million people worldwide. BioCassava Plus, a program backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is re-engineering the cassava into a nutritious crop with higher levels of beta carotene, iron, and protein, as well as resistance to pests and pathogens. Progress is slow--field trials and breeding programs take years--but other attempts are being made to apply these same principles to other crops with life-saving potential for millions in the developed world: golden rice, sweet potatoes, and others.

Source B
“Commitment to Sustainable Agriculture Progress.” Monsanto. 2008. 30 Jan. 2013 . Source B
“Commitment to Sustainable Agriculture Progress.” Monsanto. 2008. 30 Jan. 2013 .

The following image is a picture describing Monsanto’s Sustainable Yield Initiative (SYI).

Source C
Kilham, Chris. “Genetically modified foods: What you need to know.” Fox News Health. 2012. 29 Jan. 2013...
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