UGA Using Robots, Drones To Increase GMO Food Production

These researchers suggest humans have 30 years to double our food supply, and a local university said robots will help get the job done.

Engineers at the University of Georgia have developed robots and software that will monitor crops to gather information for geneticists to help increase food and fiber production.

“Arable land that is in production worldwide is a finite resource,” Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said.

According to WSB-TV’s report, Black suggested growers must be more productive with the farm land they already have. Black also believes, crops can be genetically developed to increase yields, resistance to pests and to withstand droughts and high temperatures.

“We’re very certain we’ve got to increase this food and fiber production somewhere between 70 and 100 percent to feed this globe,” Black said.

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