British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday announced the UK plan to set up a new science initiative that will help develop flood-tolerant rice, disease-resistance wheat, and other crops that are more resilient to climate change.
Speaking at a one-day Global Food Security Summit in London, Sunak urged the Ministers, Diplomats, and Philanthropists from over twenty countries to harness artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technology to end malnutrition across the globe.
He said in a world of abundance, no one should die from lack of food, and no parent should watch their child starve.
The Prime Minister also announced £16 million in additional support for the International Child Nutrition Fund.
On the Israel-Hamas conflict, PM Sunak reiterated his stance that Israel has the right to defend itself, adding that it must also act within international humanitarian law.
The UK is hosting the Food Summit in London alongside Somalia, the United Arab Emirates, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, CIFF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.