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Argentina offers technology for the fight against hunger

The challenge of feeding over 7 billion people in the world has led to searching for solutions that optimize resources. Technologies that once seemed a thing of the future are already on the ground.

500 years after the Incas developed a revolutionary cultivation system, today bioengineering follows the same goal of getting plants to survive in the most diverse climate conditions. However, the challenges of the present day are much greater: feeding over 7 billion people while simultaneously preserving the environment. This has led companies in the sector to understand biotechnology as the "x" that solves the equation of the scarcity of resources and economic profitability. 

"This is what biotechnology offers us: less working the soil, less fuel, more productivity," summarizes Magdalena Sosa, head of Seeds for Bayer in the Southern Cone.

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