Let's get growing
Hundreds of scientists are calling for a radical change in farming around the world. Instead of turning to hi-tech genetically modified crops, they want to see approaches tailored to local conditions.
In a recent report, 400 experts concluded that, so far, GM technology hasn't offered solutions that work for farmers in the developing world. Instead of waiting for untested GM technologies to meet farmer's needs, they favour researching new ways of growing food to increase crop yields without damaging the environment.
Raphael, one the exhibition team, says: 'Shouldn't we try to find farming solutions that are more in tune with nature?'
Today, scientists all over the world are working with farmers to breed new high-yield crop varieties. Along with new practices and technologies, they are reinventing farming for the 21st century.
If scientists can sow the seeds of these new ideas around the world, farmers in developing countries will benefit.
Raph says: 'The developing world can't wait for GM technology. Shouldn't we encourage farmers to use the best alternative methods instead?'
In Antenna we served up four different challenges to see what non-GM options could deliver.