Resolution of the 'International Workshop for Islamic Scholars and Experts in Modern Biotechnology on Agribiotechnology - Shariah Compliance'
(Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 1-2 December 2010)
The world population has almost tripled since 1960 and the percentage of undernourished people has also increased. Besides being net importers of food and agricultural products, members of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) are mostly least developed countries, characterised by rampant hunger and extreme poverty whereby close to 2.7 billion poor people spend 80 per cent of their income on food. Food availability and accessibility for the Muslims should therefore be addressed to identify strategies to solve this problem in the midst of increased population and food and energy demand, decreasing food production resources and climate change.