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Pressed on whether she thought the world population was simply too high, Dr Fedoroff replied: "There are probably already too many people on the planet."
In her opinion, to feed the current population adequately will require a departure from traditional agriculture, including increased use of GM crops and novel approaches to cultivation.
"We wouldn't think of going to our doctor and saying 'Treat me the way doctors treated people in the 19th Century', and yet that's what we're demanding in food production."
Dr. Federoff is an advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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