The use and prevalence of biotechnology in agriculture will increase along with the desire for biosafety measures. Hence more resources are needed for biosafety and biotechnology monitoring programs in developing countries.
New sustainable agriculture technologies with renewed funding commitment is the call of the world[ES][SQ]s largest organization dedicated to international agricultural research in order to alleviate current and future food crises.
As the "Conference on World Food Security: Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy" unfolds in Rome, many international organizations mandated to offer solutions to the crisis of rising food prices have stepped forward.
A recent survey in China demonstrated the agricultural benefits of planting pest-resistant transgenic plants, including reduction of pesticide use and human poisonings and increase of net incomes for farmers.
Fungi and oomycetes are responsible for many of the world[ES][SQ]s devastating plant diseases; from Phytopthora infestans which was the culprit behind the Irish potato famine to the rice seedling blight that is responsible for billions of dollars lost in harvest.