Royal Society Launches New Study on Enhancing Food Crop Production

The Royal Society has launched a new study on ‘Biological Approaches to Enhance Food Crop Production’. The study aims to provide a balanced assessment of the challenges to world food-crop production, the different biological approaches that could be used to enhance supplies and their likely consequences and impacts.

The Society is seeking the views of agriculturalists, bioscientists, academics, policy-makers, industrialists and other interested parties to inform the study. Organisations and individuals are invited to contribute to the study by responding to the call for evidence by Monday 06 October 2008. Evidence should be submitted to Sarah Mee at the Royal Society (

The working group leading the study will report on its findings in summer 2009.