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Sustainable agricultural systems are needed now more than ever, as food growers worldwide struggle to meet the needs of an ever-increasing global population. That according to Dr. Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, associate dean of Education for Economic Development and Extension in the University of Arizona’s College of Ag and Life Science. Because many people are concerned about GMOs (genetically modified organisms – crop seeds, in this case), Ag Day Chairman Claire Owen invited Silvertooth to discuss how our food is being modified.