Sustainable Development Goals

The EU’s “Farm to Fork” strategy is designed to meet the global sustainable development goals and increase land cultivated by organic farming at least three-fold. To meet those goals, it may well require including GMOs. An opinion piece asks: "Can organic farming be reconciled with advanced biotechnologies in the EU, one of the most regulated global agricultural regions?"
BMJ Global Health, a new publication, reports that five billion people around the world lack access to surgery, at a total cost of roughly $12.3 trillion in lost GDP by 2030. The authors call for various agencies to pull together in a concerted effort to provide access to those who need it most.